Suspects sought after fires intentionally set at two schools within hours

There were two fires at two schools overnight, and police believe they were set on purpose.

The first happened Thursday night at Kaiulani Elementary School in Kalihi. Smoke was coming out of the school’s cafeteria at around 6 p.m.

Thanks to the quick action taken by firefighters, the building wasn’t too badly damaged.

Then early Friday morning, there was a fire at Waipahu High School. An entire structure burned down by the football field, resulting in $75,000 worth of damage.

Police say both fires are still being investigated, but right now they don’t believe the two cases are connected.

“Unfortunately, it’s not the first time that there has been an intentionally set fire at a school property,” said Capt. David Jenkins, Honolulu Fire Department. “If you recall several weeks ago, there were intentionally set fires at Kahuku High School as well — two separate fires about a week apart in time.”

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