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Waimea School lock-down 01-11-13

Hawaiʻi Police Department
South Kohala District
Lieutenant William Gary Souther
Phone: 887-3080
Report No. C13000866

Media Release

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.