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Man with Air Rifle Leads to Lockdown at Lokelani Intermediate

A man with an air rifle lead to a lockdown at Lokelani Intermediate School on Friday.

At about 2:15 p.m., it was reported to police that a male was seen holding a rifle next to a Toyota sedan parked at the school in Kihei.

Officers contacted school officials who ordered a lock-down of the school. A preliminary check of the campus was conducted before they set a perimeter around the school and initiated a building-to-building search.

While conducting the search, a male matching the description of the suspect returned to his vehicle that was still parked near the school.

Officers detained a 45-year-old male who was identified by the witness as the suspect.

The male gave officers permission to search his vehicle where they found an air rifle in the trunk. The male stated he was there to pick-up his daughter from the school when he openly moved the air rifle from the back seat to the trunk to make room for her.

At about 2:45 p.m., officials reopened the school and parents were allowed to pick-up their children.

The male was warned and reprimanded for his actions and released at the scene.

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