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New president of Damien Memorial School on recent break-in, new school year

Courtesy Damien Memorial School

Thieves broke into Damien Memorial School the other night making off with a couple of vehicles and tools. But what they didn’t know is that the man in charge at the school is a former FBI agent — and he isn’t happy about the crime.

New school President Arnold Laanui has been on the job since July 1 and didn’t think he would have to tap his crime-fighting skills so soon. The theft comes just as classes are to begin in two weeks. The Conversation talked to Laanui, also a 1986 graduate, about the incident.

This interview aired on The Conversation on July 15, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Catherine Cruz is the host of The Conversation. Originally from Guam, she spent more than 30 years at KITV, covering beats from government to education. Contact her at ccruz@hawaiipublicradio.org.
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