Police: Big Island woman tried to take child from classroom

HONOLULU — Police say a Kailua-Kona woman has been arrested after she tried to take a child from a Big Island classroom.

KHON-TV reports police were called to Kealakehe Elementary School in Kailua-Kona after the woman showed up while school was in session Monday morning.

Police say the 42-year-old woman tried to physically remove the child, but a staff member intervened and prevented her efforts.

Police say the woman did not have authorization to pick up the child.

The woman was arrested and later charged with first-degree custodial interference. Her bail was set at $10,000.

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Information from: KHON-TV, http://khon.com

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