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Puna teen arrested in connection with threatening messages made online

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Honolulu Police requesting public's help identifying men wanted for second degree attempted murder

PUNA (KITV4) - Hawaii Island Police have arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection with threatening messages made online. 

The messages from the 13-year-old were sent via Instagram in a friends group chat. The messages indicated that he had a shotgun and expressed the possibility of bringing it to school and possibly causing harm.

Puna Patrol Officers arrested the suspect at his residence at around 12:30 AM on Friday, November 5, 2021. He was later released to his parents at 4:55 AM pending further investigation.

During the investigation, officers from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section recovered a broken BB gun that resembled a shotgun.

Because the 13-year-old boy is a minor, no additional details are available on his identity. 

The Hawaii Island Police want to inform the public that there is no imminent or pending threat to any Hawaii Island public, private, or charter school.






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