Principal shot teacher and her husband then took his own life
A senior high school principal allegedly shot dead a teacher and her husband on Tuesday morning in Negros Occidental then took his own life, according to the Philippine National Police-Region 6 (PNP).
Police identified the fatalities as Warren Escosar, principal of the school, Almarisa Arroy, a teacher also in the school.
Also killed was Christopher Arroy, Almarisa’s husband.
Based on information released by the Hinoba-an Municipal Police Station, Escosar arrived in the school onboard his pick-up truck armed with two different firearms.
Escosar then allegedly opened fire at the Arroys, killing the husband.
Almarisa ran towards one of the open classrooms to hide, but Escosar gave chase until eventually cornering the school teacher and shooting her in the face killing her on the spot.
Escosar then returned back to his vehicle and grabbed a .45 caliber pistol and killed himself.
Police are further investigating the incident, although Hinoba-an town Mayor Ernesto Estrao believes the incident may have stemmed from a complaint filed against Escosar.
According to the town mayor, Escosar was reported to have received a notice from the 8888 Citizens Complaint Center, about alleged mismanagement at the school.
It is currently unknown if Arroys were the ones who filed the complaint against Escosar.