Maunawili Elementary School and Olomana School were closed Friday due to a police search for juvenile escapees from the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility, according to the Hawaii Department of Education.
Hawaii Pacific University's Hawaii Loa campus was also on lockdown due to the search. All classes at the campus were cancelled until 11 a.m. Friday. The campus was reopened and classes resumed shortly thereafter.
As of 8:20 a.m., Kailua High School was placed on perimeter lockdown.
DOE officials say Maunawili and Olomana Schools went into lockdown shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday after the escapees were reported to authorities. Parents were informed about Friday's closures at around 6:20 a.m. through phone and email.
"For the safety of everyone -- our students, our teachers, our staff and parents, we decided to close the schools," said Suzanne Mulcahy, complex area superintendent, Kailua-Kalaheo complex. "Our schools continue to cooperate with the Honolulu Police Department and our staff remains on alert."
Maunawili has an enrollment of 384 students, while Olomana enrolls 91 students. Kailua High has 798 students.
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