Teacher tries to attack co-teacher with knife

BACARRA, Ilocos Norte, Dec. 4– A Day Care male teacher allegedly tried to attack with knife a fellow male teacher in front of Grade 6 pupils in one public school located in the outskirt of this town yesterday, police reported.

The attack, however, was foiled when another male teacher intervened and disarmed the knife-wielding teacher causing a brief commotion, report said. The peace officers responded when the school superior quickly called for police assistance.

When interviewed by reporters, the suspect shed tears and remorseful as he apologized to his would-be victim. “I’m sorry, Sir, please forgive me for what I have done to you. I don’t want to severe our long friendship,” he said through the media.

He explained that his mind blacked out and lost his composure during the aborted attack.

However, despite of the apology, it was learned that the would-be victim may file charges against the suspect.(tsg/ga)