Hazardous odor at Waiakea school 12-17-14

Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Hilo Patrol
Sergeant Darryel Tolentino
Phone: 961-2213

Media Release

Hawaiʻi Island Police Officers and Hawaiʻi Fire Department personnel responded to Waiākea Intermediate School this afternoon (12-17-14) at 1:08 p.m. for a reported hazardous odor which resulted in at least one person complaining of dizziness.

After a few minutes of searching the area for the source, it was concluded by Hawaiʻi Fire Department Hazardous Material Specialists that the origin of the smell more then likely originated off-site and was delivered by the wind. The smell had dissipated in a few minutes and left no apparent lingering effects or odor. An all clear for students and faculty was given at approximately 1:53 p.m.

The upper parking lot area, which had initially been closed off due to the checks, has been re-opened for normal student pick-up.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Keep your community safe through Crime Stoppers

    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

    The Crime Stoppers TV Program is available on-demand from Nā Leo TV.