Classes in Pangasinan school suspended for two days

Posted at 09/02/14 8:19 AM

MANILA – Classes at the Pangasinan National High School are suspended for two days due to the shooting incident on Monday which left at least four people dead.

Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino Jr. said classes on September 2 and 3 have been suspended in the Lingayen school ''to allow the faculty, staff, and students of said school the much-needed time to recover from the trauma in yesterday's senseless shooting,'' according to Pangasinan provincial administrator Raffy Baraan.

''The governor also hereby offers prayers for the eternal repose of the victims, speedy recovery of the wounded, and deep sympathy to the bereaved families,'' Baraan said.

The shooting incident left Acidilio Sison, Florenda Flores, and Linda Sison dead. Another victim, a man, has yet to be identified.

Acidilio Sison was a teacher at the Pangasinan National High School, according to school principal Florante Tamondong.

At least 3 others were injured and were brought to a hospital. They were identified as Jovito Jimenez, Ferdinand Entimani, and Juliet Molano.

Two students who had panic attacks were also brought to a hospital.

The suspect was identified as Police Office 2 Domino Alipio of Anda Police.

Initial reports said the suspect, who was armed with an M16 rifle and a grenade, was known to be lending money to teachers in the school.

He went to the school to collect debt payments but allegedly had an argument with someone, resulting in the shooting that happened at around 4 p.m.

Alipio has been arrested. - reports from Melanie Heng, Joanna Tacason, Jonathan Ortega, ABS-CBN North Central Luzon