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Police arrest and charge 15-year-old boy due to threatening notes at Waiakea High School

UPDATED (3:19 p.m. on 5/20/2016)

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 15-year-old boy in connection with threatening notes left at Waiākea High School in Hilo.

At 11 a.m. Friday (May 20), the teen was charged with second-degree terroristic threatening and fourth-degree criminal property damage. He was then released to the custody of his family.

The case will be turned over to the jurisdiction of Family Court.

Multiple notes threatening violence were left on bathroom walls sometime between 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (May 18) and 11 a.m. Thursday (May 19).

At 9 a.m. Friday, police arrested the suspect at the school. Because he is a minor, no additional details are available about his identity.

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Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with threatening notes left at Waiākea High School in Hilo.

Multiple notes threatening violence were left on bathroom walls sometime between 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. Thursday.

At 9 a.m. Friday, police arrested the suspect at the school. Because he is a minor, no additional details are available about his identity.

He is being held at the South Hilo police station while detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section continue the investigation.

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