Police investigate threat at Honolulu Jewish preschool
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu’s mayor says police are investigating a phone threat that prompted an evacuation of a Jewish preschool.
Mayork Kirk Caldwell says police have opened a terroristic threatening investigation into Monday’s threat to Temple Emanu-El’s preschool.
Caldwell notes that Honolulu is one of the most diverse places in the world. He says it’s cowardly to scare people and disrupt a preschool.
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz says officials are working with local law enforcement and the FBI to keep Temple Emanu-El safe. He says the community needs to come together to beat back hate and anti-Semitism.
The threat comes amid acts of anti-Semitism at Jewish cemeteries, college campuses and community centers nationwide.
According to the temple’s Facebook page, a private security guard is stationed in the parking area until further notice.