POLICE authorities have filed attempted homicide charges against a 17-year-old student for stabbing another while inside the classroom of a private university.
Charged was Gina (complete name withheld for being a minor) for stabbing Ana (not her real name), a Mass Communication student, inside their school campus at around 8:30 a.m. of September 6.
The accused was charged based on the testimonies of their classmates who saw the incident.
In one of the affidavits, a classmate said that at around 8:30 a.m., they were in their room at the third floor reviewing their notes for their next class when Gina and Ana, together with her boyfriend, entered the room fighting.
The classmate said he saw Ana pull Gina's hair and a brawl ensued. He said he stood up to pacify the girls because Ana's boyfriend, instead of pacifying the two, punched Gina in the face.
He held Ana to stop her, but Gina did not stop from attacking Ana. He noticed Gina's hand whip past Ana's side but he thought Gina has just thrown another punch at the girl he was holding. He was shocked when she saw blood coming out from Ana's side and Gina brandishing a bloodied knife.
The witness said he pleaded to Gina to put down the knife, but the suspect was so incensed she refused to if not for the arrival of the school guard who disarmed Gina.
Gina was detained at the Sta. Ana Police Precinct while the victim is confined at the San Pedro Hospital after undergoing first aid treatment at the university clinic.
I was discussing the story with a friend who knew someone with inside information. Apparently, the knife had been purchased at "Lots for Less." As I gather from one story, "Gina" bought the knife because she had been getting threatening text messages. Story had it that while she was detained at the CSSDO (not DSWD, as I earlier thought), she was calmly texting. When they asked her why she did it, the alleged response: