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Kapolei Middle placed on lockdown after student brings handgun to school

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Kapolei Middle lockdown 5/25

A 12-year-old boy was arrested today after police say he brought a gun to school, and that led to a brief lockdown at Kapolei Middle School.

KAPOLEI, Hawaii (KITV4) -- Kapolei Middle School was briefly placed on lockdown after school administrators were told that a student was allegedly showing off a gun to other students on campus.

The incident happened around 8:30 a.m. In a letter sent home to parents, Principal Bryan Rankie said the school immediately went on lockdown after being notified that a gun was on campus and an “item” was confiscated. Honolulu Police officers were then called to the school to investigate.

Honolulu Police Chief Joe Logan held a press conference to provide updates after Kapolei Middle School was placed on lockdown when a student brought a handgun to school.

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