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Waikoloa Information Update for March 8th, 2020

The Hawaii Police Department (HPD) continues investigating reported graffiti at Waikoloa Elementary School which indicates a shooting threat on March 9th, 2020.

On the morning of 03-08-20 (Sunday), South Kohala Patrol officers responded to a report of graffiti spray-painted on various walls at the Waikoloa Elementary School. Some of the contents of the graffiti included a shooting threat on Monday, 03-09-20.

After reviewing video surveillance footage, the images of at least two individuals, both of whom are wearing clothing that conceals their identity, are captured on the school campus on 03-08-20 at approximately 2:20 a.m. The image of one of the suspects is attached and the department is seeking your assistance in identifying the responsible individuals.

School administrators were apprised of the graffiti's contents and they advised that school on 03-09-20 will continue as scheduled. There will be an increase in police personnel at the school to ensure the safety of students and staff. Threats such as these are taken seriously and prosecution to the fullest extent possible will be sought against those responsible for such actions.

Police ask anyone who can identify the responsible individuals or who has information about this investigation, report number 20-019592, to contact Officer Dwayne Sluss at (808)887-3080, or Dispatch at (808)935-3311

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