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Honolulu Jewish pre-school target of threatening phone call

A Honolulu Jewish pre-school was among those targeted in a wave of bomb threats around the country Monday.

No one was hurt at the pre-school at the Temple Emanu-El synagogue on the Pali Highway, according to a post on the temple’s Facebook page.

Jewish centers and day schools in at least a dozen states received threats Monday.

The temple posted the following statement on its Facebook page Monday:

“We regret to report that a threatening phone call was made to Temple Emanu-El this afternoon. The threat was specifically made against our Temple Pre-school. It happened on a day where seven Jewish pre-schools on the mainland received similar phone calls as well. Thankfully our Temple and Gan Pre-school staff members responded calmly and efficiently in moving the children to another location.

“Our Executive Director Richard Field is working with law enforcement at both the local and national level as they investigate this matter. We are extremely thankful that no one was hurt and want to assure the members of our Temple Emanu-El community that we will operate in a way that puts the safety of our staff, visitors and premises first.

“Beginning tomorrow at 7:00 a.m., we will have a private security guard stationed in our parking area. We will maintain the security service until further notice.”

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