A fight on campus prompts a lockdown at a Hawaii Island high school

A fight on campus prompts a lockdown at a Hawaii Island high school
Hilo high school (file) (Source: HNN)

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A fight at a Hawaii Island school prompted a lockdown that lasted nearly an hour and a half Tuesday.

School officials at Hilo High put the school on lockdown around 12:50 p.m.

In a letter sent home to parents, Principal Robert Dircks said, “Our campus was placed on lockdown status as a safety precaution following an altercation involving multiple students. School administration and Hawaii Police officers responded immediately and addressed the situation.”

Dircks added that an investigation is underway and staff members are working with students involved to “address differences in a constructive manner.”

The school said the lockdown was in place through 2:28 p.m., until students involved in the fight were picked up by their parents.

All other students were released at the normal dismissal time of 2:35 p.m.

No arrests were reported in connection with the incident.

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