Man accused of pointing gun at student inside exclusive school
MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A woman has accused a man of pointing a gun at her grandson inside the premises of Colegio San Agustin in Dasmariñas Village, Makati City.
In an interview with Korina Sanchez on dzMM on Wednesday, Sony Lopez Gonzales said her grandson was pointed with a gun on the forehead by the father of one of the students last August 30.
Gonzales said the gun-pointing incident started after her grandson punched another student.
She said her grandson only punched the student after reaching his limits due to the latter's alleged bullying.
"They kept harassing my apo. Pino-poke ba naman ‘yung penis and pwet. For weeks they were doing that," Gonzales said, referring to the son of the alleged gun-toting parent and another student.
"Ulit sila ng ulit. Then sabi ng apo ko, 'tama na, tama na, stop it.' Doon nag-init ang apo ko, siyempre sinuntok niya," she added.
Gonzales said after learning of the brawl, the father immediately rushed to the school's campus in Makati with a bodyguard and pointed his gun on the forehead of her grandson.
She said the incident was witnessed by several faculty members since it happened inside the school's faculty room.
"[Ang sabi ng tatay], 'you're the boy that hit my boy?' Tapos sinuntok na siya. He kept insulting him. In the meantime ang apo ko apologize ng apologize," she said.
"Paulit-ulit [sinasabi ng tatay] 'Do you want me to shoot you? Do you want me to shoot you?' Eh kung na-Rolito Go 'yan, eh 'di patay na ang apo ko."
Gonzales said a teacher then told her grandson to run away from the parent.
She said her grandson was suspended for four days, while the two students were still able to go to school following the incident.
She said a friend in the police force also confirmed to them that two guns were registered under the father’s name.
"[Our lawyers] are still studying the case, but definitely, you can't let a person like this out loose with two guns," she said.
"Imagine, in a school of more than 6,000 students, somebody entered with a bodyguard and gun and point it to the forehead of my apo… I think this [parent], something is wrong with him. This might not be the only incident na matapang siya dahil may baril siya," she added.
DzMM called the school administration for comment, but it declined to be interviewed. Sanchez asked the father to air his side by calling the station.
Gonzales said barangay officials also have yet to receive a response from those who witnessed the incident.