FEU regrets stabbing incident on campus-A A +A
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
MANILA -- The Far Eastern University (FEU) expressed disappointment over the stabbing incident allegedly committed by some of its students while inside the campus on Tuesday evening.
According to reports, four to six female FEU students allegedly stabbed Joanne Lourdes Reyes, a student of the University of Santo Tomas (UST), who was walking inside the campus with a friend when they were cornered by the suspects.
Reyes and her friend, who managed to escape, were also pepper sprayed in the face.
In a statement, Albert Cabasada, FEU Admissions and External Relations Office director, said the UST student was immediately assisted and brought to the Chinese General Hospital. She has been reported to be in stable condition at present.
Saying the university is "taking the matter very seriously," Cabasada said FEU is giving its full cooperation in the investigation.
The FEU official also said initial facts of the incident were gathered and have been turned over to the authorities. Resources were also made available to the police including possible witnesses and footages captured by closed-circuit television cameras inside the campus.
He added that the university has strengthened security measures within the campus.
"The Far Eastern University is taking steps to augment even further overall safety and security in the campus. Student monitoring and counselling are being undertaken, as well," he said. (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)