FEU suspends student in stabbing incident-A A +A
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
THE Far Eastern University (FEU) has suspended one of its six students who were allegedly involved in a stabbing incident inside the school premises last week.
Albert Cabasada III, the FEU Admissions and External Relations Office director, said nursing student Christina Acosta has already been placed under preventive suspension.
Cabasada added that any student proven guilty of committing a violent act will be expelled from the university.
"FEU does not condone any form of violence in any of our campuses… We do not and will not protect any student involved in such reprehensible acts," said Cabasada.
Acosta, along with five other FEU students, was charged with frustrated murder after allegedly stabbing Joanne Lourdes Reyes, a student of the University of Santo Tomas.
Reyes reportedly went to FEU to attend a film showing when she was attacked by the suspects inside the campus. She was also allegedly pepper-sprayed in the face before being stabbed about five to six times.
FEU reiterated that it has offered financial aid to Reyes who is under stable condition at the Chinese General Hospital. The university added that it is willing to extend assistance to the victim's family.
Cabasada added that security measures in the campus have been intensified after last week's stabbing incident.
"We at FEU remain dedicated to keeping the university a safe and nurturing place of learning," said Cabasada.
He also assured that the university "will continue to cooperate" with the authorities in their investigation.
On Monday, Manila mayor Alfredo Lim urged the city police to pursue Acosta and the other suspects and find out if they are indeed members of sororities.
Sorority war is one of the motives behind the crime being eyed by the authorities. (Emmanuel Louis Bacani/Sunnex)