Suspects Identified in Terroristic Threatening at ʻĪao School

February 29, 2020, 10:11 AM HST · Updated February 29, 10:11 AM
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ʻĪao Intermediate School. PC: file photo.

Maui police have identified two juvenile female suspects in a terroristic threatening that prompted a “shelter in place” at ʻĪao Intermediate School on Thursday.

ʻĪao Intermediate School principal M. Dillion reported to Maui police at about 12 p.m. that a student found a written threat in a bathroom stall that read “I’m so tired of this school Today at 8th gr lunch end of 7th grade lunch I’m shooting this school down to da ground.”

As a precaution, principal Dillion ordered a “shelter in place mode” for the school.

After inspecting the campus, police officers determined that “nothing appeared to be out of the ordinary.”

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Officers remained on campus until students were released.

After further investigation, officers from the Juvenile Crime Prevention Division arrested two female suspects for Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree.

According to MPD, officers were told that the threat intended to force the school on lockdown in order to avoid going to the last class of the day.

The juvenile suspects have since been released to their guardians.

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