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Woman arrested for allegedly pointing gun at Puna elementary school

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:20 a.m. HST, Aug 30, 2013

A 49-year-old Puna woman was arrested Thursday morning in connection with an incident involving a report of a gun near an elementary school in the Hawaiian Beaches subdivision, according to Hawaii County police. 

Puna patrol officers responded to a 7:18 a.m. report that a woman at a residence near Keoneopoko Elementary School was brandishing a firearm and pointing it in the direction of the school. 

No one was injured in the incident. Before the arrest, the school went on lockdown as a precaution.

Police arrested the woman on suspicion of first-degree terroristic threatening. She was taken to the Hilo police cellblock while detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section continue the investigation. 

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allie wrote:
Puna has always been lawless but why is everyone pointing a gun now> Scary
on August 29,2013 | 03:22PM
BigIsandLava wrote:
Again put down a whole community because of the actions of a few.....SAD. Only good about the toilet that exist in your head is that you won't be visiting Puna soon. Reading your post convinces me you're scarier than Puna
on August 29,2013 | 04:09PM
allie wrote:
huh? Just saying the truth
on August 29,2013 | 05:08PM
inHilo wrote:
The truth? "why is everyone pointing a gun" How is "everyone" the truth? And "Puna has always been lawless" Really? All of Puna? some parts? some people in Puna? High crime rates in some areas, maybe, but lawless? That kind of sloppy word choice is bound to offend some people.
on August 30,2013 | 08:17AM
TigerEye wrote:
So's he. What's the problem?
on August 30,2013 | 09:33AM
bigislandkurt wrote:
Hawaiian Beaches is one of the rougher parts of Puna. Look at the photo of the arrested individual. It's not hard to conclude that illegal substances have been a part of her life. Paranoia and firearms make for sad episodes. Puna is a beautiful place. I'm happy to call it home. I wish more good stories could be highlighted in the media.
on August 29,2013 | 04:50PM
allie wrote:
on August 29,2013 | 05:08PM
joseph007 wrote:
released pending investigation. has her gun back. everything is okee dokee.
on August 30,2013 | 08:26AM
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