Former Teacher Kills School Principal In Front of the Children /
14ymedio, Leonardo Rodriguez Alonso
14ymedio, Leonardo Rodriguez Alonso, Caibarien, Villa Clara, 8 September
2016 — Tragedy struck on the third day of the school year at the Nguyen
Van Troi primary school in Caibarién when, at around two on Wednesday
afternoon, the school's principal, Amaury Herrera Mesa, was stabbed by
an attacker in the presence of teachers and students. Terrified, the
children took refuge in the bathrooms and classrooms, screaming for help.
The alleged killer was identified as a physical education teacher who
had been fired by the victim during the last school year, accused of
improper conduct at the school.
After learning of the incident, the school was surrounded by police and
some children were taken to the hospital, after fainting or strongly
affected by what happened. So far there is no official information about
whether it was possible to capture the assailant.
The sculpture of a huge crab welcomes visitors to Caibarién, considered
a quiet village on the north coast, just over 30 miles from the
provincial capital of Villa Clara, with a population of about 40,000 people.
However the Wednesday attack at the school was followed by an attack on
a driver, injured by a knife, a few hours later. In addition, a young
psychologist was stabbed to death last Sunday in an area known as "the
tree of terror."
This type of violence is not new to Caibarién. In the middle of last
year the sleepy village experienced a wave of armed robberies
perpetrated by bands of robbers. Their target was essentially the
causeway leading to the Keys, filled with hundreds of tourists every week.
In July 2015, the murder of a young upholsterer Roberto Medina, beaten
to death with a hammer, set off alarms. The victim's gold teeth were
ripped from his mouth and he was robbed of all his money and property,
including a motorcycle and several gold chains.
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