Hilltop Heritage students voice safety concerns following lockdowns prompted by ‘Kia Boyz’

Hilltop Heritage Middle School went into modified lockdown twice on Friday in response to the ‘Kia Boyz’ stealing cars, brandishing a gun.

TACOMA, Wash. — Students from Hilltop Heritage Middle School in Tacoma are speaking out after their school went into modified lockdown twice on Friday. The lockdowns were caused by a group called the “Kia Boyz,” who the Tacoma Police Department (TPD) said are stealing cars and threatening people with guns.

Police said Friday morning the group of kids and young adults were driving recklessly in a stolen car, almost hitting people on sidewalks. The group made their way to Hilltop Heritage Middle School.

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