Thursday, July 24, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 7 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Chemistry experiment prompts lockdown at Waiakea High

By Star-Advertiser Staff

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.

More From The Star-Advertiser


 Print   Email   Comment | View 7 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
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
Breaking News