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Increased Police Presence at Maui HS Following Report of Alleged Fight

January 28, 2019, 11:22 AM HST
* Updated January 29, 9:12 AM
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Update:

The lockdown at Maui High School on Monday was the result of a student altercation, according to a letter that was distributed to parents following the incident.

Maui High School Principal Jamie Yap said the lockdown went into effect at 10:05 a.m. as a safety precaution, and was lifted at 11:10 a.m.

In his letter to parents and guardians, Yap said, “The safety of our students is a major priority and we are committed to providing a secure campus. I would like to commend our students, parents, teachers and staff for their cooperation.”

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We have reports of increased police presence on the Maui High School campus this morning following a report of a possible fight at the Kahului campus, police tell Maui Now.

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Maui Now received reports of a “lockdown” situation at around 10:50 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, but police say there’s nothing going on so far.   “Officers are looking at a report of a possible fight that hasn’t happened,” Maui Police Lieutenant Gregg Okamoto said in an email response to our inquiry.

Several police cars were parked in the front office area at last report.

Maui Police response at Maui High School. 1.28.19. PC: Wendy Osher

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