Friday, July 23, 2010

Armed Robbery in Grade School

I've seen this scene countless times. It is the end of the school day. As you walk ever closer to the school's location the roar rises to ear piercing decibels, like a prison riot. The parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts, or whatever are there at the school to escort the kids homes. I know the drill. I've seen it too many times to count.

This time, however, this school day's end would be one the kids and their caretakers would not soon forget.

In a primary school located in the downtown area of Celaya, Guanajuato (about two hours from the capital city), 100 students and their caretakers were set upon at 1:30 PM by three armed men.

They took at gun point more than 80,000 pesos the student's caretakers had just donated to the school's support.

The thugs entered the school pretending to be parents or caretakers of the students. They pulled guns and when the school manager refused to fork over the money the thief began beating him threatening to begin shooting. The students saw this and ran for cover.

Though there were witnesses no arrests were made.

I hope no one is holding their breath waiting for arrests.

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