Lockdown lifted at Kamehameha Schools after search for suspect

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The all-clear has been given for Kamehameha Schools Kapalama campus after the search for a suspect put the school on a soft lockdown for several hours.

The school sent a recording to parents at around 8:20 a.m. that said a suspect ran into the preschool area at the lower part of the campus and then left.

The Honolulu Police Department confirmed that officers were searching for an auto theft suspect.

Officials said he fled on foot into Kalihi Valley.

The campus was placed on a soft lockdown, meaning students would be kept in classes and teaching would continue, but doors would be locked. The lockdown was lifted just before 11 a.m.

All students and safe are safe, and the situation is contained, officials said.

Honolulu police, who worked with the school's security department, also used a helicopter and a K-9 unit during the search.

It's not known if there were any arrests as police have not released further details.

This story will be updated.

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