KPD Increases Patrols Around Schools
A school shooting Tuesday, May 24, on the mainland has prompted police to increase their presence at island schools.
The Kaua‘i Police Department is taking active steps to secure schools and prevent the type of tragedy like that yesterday in Uvalde, Texas.
“We are deeply saddened to learn of the loss of innocent children and staff at the deadly mass shooting today in Texas,” Patrol Services Bureau Assistant Chief Kalani Ke said in a news release. “As a precaution, KPD has decided to increase police presence and patrols at schools across the island to support our School Resource Officers, our community and provide added safety and security until the end of the school year.”
The community is encouraged to report any potential criminal activity to Kaua‘i Police Department Dispatch at 241-1711. Anonymous tips can also be made online through Crime Stoppers.