DepEd Bicol Regional Director issues statement on Albay teacher murder

LEGAZPI CITY (Bicol Standard) -- Department of Education Bicol Regional Director Gilbert T. Sadsad has released an official statement regarding the stabbing Incident at Oringon Elementary School, PioDuran, Albay.

"We have been informed this morning that a stabbing incident happened around 11pm last night at Oringon Elementary School in Oringon, Pio Duran. One of our teachers died and two of our Grade six learners sustained stab wounds. We received information that with the help of the local law enforcement authorities, the suspect was immediately apprehended. The suspect, also a Grade 12 student, is from another school.

We are deeply saddened of this tragedy. Our hearts go out to those impacted by this tragedy, especially to the family of our teacher.

As soon as we learned of the incident, we notified the Schools Division Superintendent of Albay, Mr. Jose Doncillo, and sent his team to check and assess the situation in school, and speak with the local school authorities and possibly speak with the relatives of those involved in the incident.

We will be conducting a fact-finding investigation on this and we will accord the necessary actions for our learners and teachers impacted by this tragic incident. We will also be working closely with the authorities such as providing them with access to any resources that they may need in their conduct of investigation.

We are thankful to the local PNP and Barangay Officials of Oringon who took appropriate actions. We will closely monitor this case. This will also be reported to the DepEd Central Office."