Kona man charged in connection with school lockdowns

Pascubillo, 23, charged with terroristic threatening

 UPDATED 12:32 PM HST Feb 13, 2013

Big Island police have charged a 23-year-old Kona man in connection with reports of terroristic threatening Monday morning in Honokaa.

At 7:00 p.m. Tuesday , after conferring with prosecutors, Lyle Kawika Pascubillo was charged with two counts of first degree terroristic threatening.  His bail was set at $4,000.  He is being held at the Kona police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday.

On Monday morning, Hamakua patrol officers received a complaint from the victim, a 25-year-old Honokaa female, who reported receiving numerous threatening telephone calls and text messages from an unknown source.  Text messages received by the victim made reference to the threat of violent actions taking place at Honokaa School and Waimea Elementary School.

Police contacted officials at the two schools and notified them of the reports received.  As a precaution, officials at both of the schools placed the campuses in lock down.

Investigation revealed that the suspect was calling from a residence in Kailua-Kona where Kona patrol officers contacted and arrested him. School officials were notified of the arrest of the suspect.

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