Principal kills teacher, hubby before shooting self inside school campus

April 12, 2022 by No Comments

WHAT was supposed to be a normal day Tuesday, April 12, for students and teachers of Uybico Bilbao National High School (UBNHS) in Hinoba-an town, Negros Occidental turned tragic when their principal shot dead one of the teachers and her husband inside the campus.Principal Warren Escosar, 56, of Barangay Buluangan in the town, also shot himself after committing the crime, Hinobaan Municipal Police Station Chief Major John Ganzon said.Initial investigation conducted by Corporal Francisco Sabanal Jr. showed that Escosar arrived at the school campus onboard his pick-up truck armed with two firearms past 8 a.m.Upon the arrival of the couple, Christopher and Almarisa Arroy, both 35, of Barangay Poblacion in Cauayan town, Escosar opened fire at them using a 12-gauge shotgun.Witnesses claimed that the husband fell from the motorcycle and died on the spot, while the teacher ran toward an open classroom supposedly to hide but the suspect followed her.Escosar then shot the teacher in the face, causing her immediate death. He then went back to his vehicle, took out his .45 caliber pistol and shot himself, the witnesses added.A source, who requested anonymity, told SunStar Bacolod that students who were having classes were startled upon seeing the incident and some of them ran toward the nearby sugarcane field without their sleepers to hide.Ganzon said that prior to the killing, Arroy had plans of filing sexual harassment charges against Escosar and was supposed to go to their police station Tuesday.There were also reports that Escosar had previous complaints with the 8888 Citizens’ Complaint Hotline and the President’s Hotline.It was Escosar’s last day at UBNHS as he was met with suspension.Investigation is ongoing.

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