2 adults arrested for assaulting students in stands at high school basketball game

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Published: Jan. 10, 2023 at 6:08 AM HST|Updated: Jan. 10, 2023 at 3:34 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police have arrested a man and woman for allegedly assaulting two students in the stands during a girl’s high school basketball game.

The incident happened Friday night during a game between Kaiser and Farrington high schools.

HPD booked 61-year-old Tavete Liulama and 54-year-old Joy Tomas for third-degree assault.

The state Department of Education said an investigation into whether additional students were involved is ongoing.

The DOE added it will “take appropriate action based on the outcome of the investigation.”

The game was eventually cancelled.

The brawl prompted a joint letter from the principals of Kaiser and Farrington, in which they reminded adults about the importance of exhibiting appropriate behavior at school events.

“We ask for your pledge to always be a good role model for our keiki so that our keiki will learn how to be contributing members of our society,” the letter said.