On February 27, 2020 at about 12:03 p.m., Iao Intermediate School Principal, M. Dillion reported to police, that a student discovered a written threat in a bathroom stall. Written was “I’m so tired of this school Today at 8th gr lunch end of 7th grade lunch I’m shooting this school down to da ground.”.
As a precaution, Dillon placed Iao Intermediate School in a “shelter in place mode”. Officers assigned to the Juvenile Crime Prevention Division (JCPD) made checks throughout the school and nothing appeared to be out of the ordinary.
As Dillon lifted the “shelter in place”, JCPD officers stood by at the school as it returned to normal status, and remained on campus for the day until the students were released.
After further investigation by JCPD, two (2) juvenile female suspects were identified. It was relayed that the threat was written on the wall to force the school in lockdown to avoid going to the last class of the day. The two juveniles were subsequently placed under arrest for Terroristic Threatening in the First Degree. Family Court was contacted and authorized the release of the juvenile suspects to their guardians.