Mabolo police to summon rival gang members in school

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THE Mabolo police will summon all the members of Crips and Bloods who are studying in Mabolo National High School (MNHS) after conflicts arose between the two rival gangs recently.

The parents of the students implicated in the stabbing of a 15-year-old boy outside the MNHS had already been called to appear before the Mabolo Police Station as part of the investigation.

Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla, deputy director for administration for the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), earlier said the chief of Mabolo Police Station briefed him about the steps that they performed to prevent the incident from happening again.

The victim was on his way home when he was waylaid by four youngsters.

One of them suddenly stabbed him in the back with an icepick.

The victim was able to run back to MNHS to seek the assistance of the security guard, while the suspects fled.

During their follow-up operation, the police picked up a 15-year-old boy who was tagged as the one who stabbed the student.

During their initial investigation, police discovered that the suspect and the victim had an argument earlier.

The parents of the victim said they will sue his attackers.

Parilla, meanwhile, said the members of the Crips and Bloods will be gathered inside the school for a dialogue with the teachers, school principal and guidance counselor.

Parilla said they will explain to the students the consequences of being a gang member.

They will also advise the parents during the dialogue to discourage their children from joining either of the two groups.

Parilla said there are many students of MNHS who joined Crips and the Bloods street gangs and this should be given a solution as early as possible in order not to worsen the problem.

“Ipatawag tanan unya ipatawag sad ang tanang ginikanan aron ilang sultihan ang ilang mga anak nga sila na mismo ang ginikanan maoy mobadlong sa ilang mga anak nga dili na moapil ani nga grupo,” said Police Lieutenant Colonel Wilbert Parilla.

(Everybody will be called and also all the parents so that they themselves will tell their children not to join the group.)

According to one of the students, they started joining the group when they took online classes at the height of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

When the face-to-face classes returned, the conflicts between the two gangs started to crop up. (AYB, TPT)