Grand Jury indicts Kōloa man for terroristic threatening, harassment
A Grand Jury on Thursday indicted Lopaka Santos-Dasalia, 20, of Kōloa, with two counts of terroristic threatening in the first degree and one count of harassment for an incident involving a bomb threat made against Kōloa Elementary School on Sept. 26, according to Kauaʻi County Prosecuting Attorney Rebecca Like.
Santos-Dasalia’s bail is set at $100,000. If convicted, Santos-Dasalia faces up to five years in prison.
“Our Office continues to prioritize protecting the most vulnerable in our community,” Like said in a news release. “Threats made against our children or our schools will not be tolerated.”
Santos-Dasalia called Kōloa Elementary School’s administration around 12 p.m. saying a bomb was set to detonate after school was finished, according to the Kauaʻi Police Department’s preliminary report.
Police assisted school officials with evacuating the students to a safe location.
The department’s Bomb Squad, American Medical Response and the Kauaʻi Fire Department responded to the incident. After a full sweep of the campus, police said no bomb was found. The officers also ensure there were no other threats.
The charges against Santos-Dasalia are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.