THE Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) urged on Monday the management of all schools in the city to implement security measures to ensure the safety of students.
After a shooting incident inside a school in Barangay Banago last Friday,
Senior Superintendent Melchor Coronel, officer-in-charge of BCPO, said all school heads should intensify security measures for the safety of their students within the school premises.
A Grade 9 student of Domingo Lacson National High School in Barangay Banago got injured in the head after he was allegedly shot by his schoolmate last Friday.
The 16-year-old victim was allegedly threatened by the 18-year-old suspect with a pin gun, but it accidentally went off and hit the side of his head.
TV reports said that just a day before that incident, police arrested four students of the same school outside their campus for alleged illegal possession of firearms.
Police recovered from the students, aged 14 to 17, improvised firearms, live ammunition and pill box.
Coronel said the school should have a security guard to inspect the belongings of students before entering the school campus.
He said the BCPO is also intensifying its visibility patrol near the schools. Members of Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team were also deployed to different schools.
The BCPO chief also urged parents to monitor the activity of their children to avoid untoward incident.