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Kealakehe High School classes cancelled (Dec. 7)

Hawaii 24/7 Staff

Kealakehe High School will remain closed to students Friday, Dec. 7 after a spate of fights on the campus this week.

Officials made the decision to cancel classes over safety concerns following two days of escalating fights.

According to the school’s website:

‘Due to safety concerns, school is cancelled on Friday, Dec. 7. More information will be posted here as it becomes available. Currently, the campus is secure and all students are safe.’

The closure apparently was requested by principal Will Murakami. Only faculty and staff will be allowed on campus.

Murakami issued a campus ‘lock down’ on Wednesday due to several fights, which continued when classes resumed Thursday.

No injuries have been reported, although up to eight students were reported arrested.

Nearly 1,500 students are enrolled at Kealakehe High School this year.

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POLICE MEDIA RELEASE (12/6/2012 at 6:0 PM)

Eight students were arrested at Kealakehe High School on Thursday (December 6).

Kona patrol officers responded to a call at approximately 1:30 p.m. reporting an affray involving 20-30 students. When officers arrived, the crowd had already begun disbursing and the campus was on lockdown.

Seven male students and one female student were charged with disorderly conduct and released.

No one required medical attention.

All after-school activities were canceled Thursday afternoon. School will not be in session Friday for the safety of the students.

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