Hilo detectives investigating school incident 05-06-03

PHONE: 961-2251
MAY 6, 2003


Big Island police have opened an investigation into an incident Tuesday morning (May 6, 2003) that caused a temporarily closure of the Waiakea High School administration building.

Hilo Criminal Investigation Section detectives have classified the case as terroristic threatening, a felony offense.

The incident occurred after the principal found a suspicious envelope in the administration building. As a precaution, the building was secured for about two hours as the contents of the envelope were tested by responding firefighters. The results of the tests were negative, and the building was reopened to the public.

Anyone with information about the incident or the identities of those responsible is asked to call Detective Robert F. Wagner of the Hilo Criminal Investigation Section at 961-2380 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. The numbers are answered 24 hours a day. Callers will be given a coded number and their identity will remain anonymous. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if their call leads to an arrest, indictment or the recovery of property. Crime Stoppers neither subscribes to “Caller ID,” nor does it record phone calls.

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