Sunday , October 24 2021

Dismay over student murder in San Gil, Santander | judicial


"In this situation, more than one person in the room already expected it, he said that there will be no classes this week and that the organ will be assigned."

These words are part of the shocking story provided by a student at the Technical School of Our Lady La Presentación in San Gil, who witnessed how a young man at the age of only 14 murdered one of his classmates and wounded another.

This crime, which triggered alarms between local and departmental authorities, was registered at 10:40 yesterday morning in the institutions' bathrooms.

There, as witnesses reported, 8-2 the pupil came and intercepted two classmates from the ninth grade, who were 15 years of age, preparing to take part in the performance.

In the facts that are being investigated by the police, the accused aggressor pulled out a knife and attacked him on multiple occasions.

"We had art, also the ninth, they change, came (accused) and stabbed the child in the heart, it was the one who died, the second was also very hurt," added the witness.


When aggression occurred, the situation was reported by teachers and school principals. One of the wounded was placed on a stretcher and immediately removed from the educational center, and the other left on his own.

The San Gil Fire Brigade came to the site and moved the students to the local hospital, where one of the children entered without any signs of life. He had a deep, precordial wound with a handicapped heart.

Eliza Aviles, medical coordinator of the medical center, explained that "the second patient arrived with three wounds: one in the precordium to determine whether it penetrated any significant organ, another in the posterior region and the last in the left inguinal region."

Teenager underwent surgery yesterday afternoon. At the end of this edition, his health improved favorably.

Fear and cell phones

Several police patrols came to school and detained the alleged perpetrator who was hiding in one of the bathrooms.

A few minutes later, the mobile cell of the forensic laboratory in Sijín inspected the site of the accident and then removed the corpse in the health center.

On the subject of the crime, Colonel Rigoberto Acevedo Mora, the Assistant Police Commissioner in Santander, explained that they are currently being investigated.

"This is a reflection of the intolerance we live in and we do not have enough mechanisms to resolve the kind of conflict that can occur among young people," said the officer in uniform.

It should be added that several parents and students reported that they had already warned school officials about the abnormal behavior presented by the detainee.

This child under the age of 14 will be presented today to a juvenile judge. You must answer for the crime of heavy murder.


Around 2:00 pm, an extraordinary security council took place, attended by high-ranking police, Icbf, municipal and departmental authorities.

Finally, Ariel Fernando Rojas, mayor of San Gil, said that Tuesday's meetings will include meetings of the school's coexistence council with the rectors of various municipal schools to support institutions in such cases that may be present in every school.

He added that "the aggressor has been put at the disposal of the competent authorities in order to conduct the trial, after some evaluations a decision will be made regarding the future of the minor."

Meanwhile, the Technical School of Our Lady of Presentation said that they are ready to meet all the requirements of the competent authorities to explain this event.

"We reject these acts of violence and regret the sadness that lives in our educational community.We feel this duel as our own because it is one of our children." Excellent student, who we welcome and cherish with love – said sister Gloria Arias Mendoza, rector of the said institution.

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