Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Kohala District
Lieutenant William Gary Souther
Report No. C13000866
Hawaiʻi Island police responded Friday morning (January 11) to a report of a stranger on campus at Waimea Elementary School.
In response to a 7:56 a.m. call, officers learned that an unknown man had been seen chasing a 10-year-old boy on the school campus. Another student reported the incident to school officials as a stranger on campus.
As a precaution, both Waimea Elemenatry School and Waimea Middle School, which are located on the same property, went on lock-down for about 35 minutes.
Police investigation later determined that the man on campus was a relative of the boy and that they had been playing.