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Chemistry experiment prompts lockdown at Waiakea High

By Star-Advertiser Staff

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LAST UPDATED: 05:12 p.m. HST, Mar 06, 2014


Waiakea High School in Hilo was briefly locked down Thursday afternoon as police investigated a "suspicious object" that tuned out to be a school project.

A custodian found a bottle filled with water and what appeared to be metal around 11:45 a.m., according to school Principal Kelcy Koga.

Police were called and the school was placed under lockdown for about a half-hour until 12:24 p.m.

Hawaii County police and fire crews removed the device, which was later identified as a chemistry experiment that a student accidentally left behind.






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Mililani wrote:
You meant object not project?
on March 6,2014 | 01:43PM
dontbelieveinmyths wrote:
The object was a project.
on March 6,2014 | 02:05PM
opalaedo wrote:
The copy desk needs an editor to wake up. Project-object?
on March 6,2014 | 03:01PM
dontbelieveinmyths wrote:
"Waiakea High School in Hilo was briefly placed under lockdown on Thursday afternoon as police investigated a "suspicious object" that tuned out to be a school project." Read, people, read.
on March 6,2014 | 03:44PM
SteveToo wrote:
Tks for "all" the information about what happened. LOL What, U just trying to fill space on the page???? LOL
on March 6,2014 | 03:47PM
SueH wrote:
The custodian found a "bottle of water" (which is available from vending machines) and "what appeared to be metal", which could have been a pen, paper clip, keys, spoon or fork, who knows.... And for this remarkable "find", the whole school went into lockdown?? Book 'em, Danno!!
on March 6,2014 | 05:05PM
Noissues8all wrote:
Better to be safe than sorry later on. Good call Waiakea admin.
on March 7,2014 | 02:25AM
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