Two 18-year-old students sustained stab wounds allegedly inflicted by gang members during a brawl outside a Tagbilaran City School on Tuesday afternoon.
In a report, police said based on their initial probe that the victims, both grade 10 students of the San Isidro National High School, figured in a brawl against three out-of-school male minors who waited for them outside the school at 5:30 p.m.
One of the suspects during the fight allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the two students identified as Cyril Bustamante and John Bisol.
Bisol sustained minor injuries but Bustamante had to be confined at the Bohol Cooperative Hospital in Tagbilaran City for treatment.
The knife went into Bustamente’s back and through his upper chest, police said.
The suspects, said to be residents of Barangay Dao and Barangay Tiptip, remained at large.
Meanwhile, reports indicated that the school had no security guard.
According to San Isidro Barangay Captain Fausto Budlong, the barangay previously offered to provide a security guard for the school but the principal refused.
“Ato storyahon karong adlawa ang principal sa high school diri kay mismo ang principal dili gusto nga butangan ug gwardoya ang eskwelahan kay siya ra kuno ang mo control sa gate,” said Budlong in a text message to dyRD Balita on Wednesday.
“Na unsa na man hinuon na nga kanang mga suspects outsiders man na, ngano nakasud man sa skwelahan,” he added.
School adminstrators have yet to release a statement regarding the issue. (W. Maestrado, R. Tutas)