A 15-year old student of Pedro N. Roa Senior High School in Cagayan De Oro fatally stabbed his teacher three times at the back during their class last September 13. The victim was Vilma Cabactulan who is his own adviser of Grade 9 Section Mendeleev. The 43-year old teacher was rushed to Madonna and Child Hospital but eventually she died at 10 am. According to the report of DepEd division, the student attacked his adviser at 8:30 am in front of his other classmates.
The student told the investigators that aside from him, other 2 male students were also involved on the murder. They also have a grudge against their adviser who always humiliated them. The three of them planned on whoever decides to do the stabbing. He also revealed that the weapon was just given to him inside their school.Police Officer Marian Tolentino is yet to talk with the other students described by the suspect.
Meanwhile the family of the student refused to give any statements about the murder. His classmates describe him a silent type and he may have a grudge to his teacher who scolded him for his absences and successive use of cellphone during their class. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones send her condolences to the family of Cabactulan and she was saddened by the incident. She also commended an action to help the 3 children of the victim with their needs. The security in school was also ensured and the students who witnessed the murder must conduct a stress debriefing.