Three Minor Strike-related Incidents Reported 04-05-01

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
FIELD OPERATIONS BUREAU
ASSISTANT CHIEF THOMAS HICKCOX
PHONE: 961-2346
APRIL 5, 2001

MEDIA RELEASE

Big Island police reported only three minor incidents by 4 p.m. Thursday (April 5, 2001), the first day of a strike by public school teachers and college faculty members.

No one was arrested in any of the incidents, which occurred in Hilo, and no one was injured.

In one incident that occurred during the morning, an automobile bumped a faculty member picketing at the University of Hawaii-Hilo. The picket was not injured.

In the other two incidents, police responded to minor strike-related complaints involving motorists and pickets.

Police Chief James S. Correa is advising Big Island motorists to drive with caution in the vicinity of school campuses for the duration of the strike.

Motorists should be aware of increased pedestrian traffic and traffic slowdowns in areas surrounding public schools, Correa said.

He urged motorists to exercise extra caution when entering or leaving public school facilities.

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