• GILBERT P. BAYORAN
A Grade 10 student was arrested yesterday by the police, for having a fragmentation grenade and suspected dried marijuana leaves in his possession, while inside the premises of a school in Talisay City, Negros Occidental.
PCapt. Abegael Donasco, deputy police chief of Talisay City, disclosed that the arrest of the suspect identified as Bronson Lucas Lacson, 21, came after a complaint was filed against him by a trisikad driver, who claimed of being threatened by the suspect with the grenade.
Policemen, who responded to the complaint intercepted and nabbed the suspect inside the premises of Rafael B. Lacson Memorial High School in Talisay City, where a fragmentation grenade and suspected dried marijuana leaves were recovered from his person.
Classes were temporarily suspended yesterday in the school where the suspect was enrolled as a student.
Donasco said the arrested Grade 10 student faces charges for grave threats, illegal possession of explosives, and violation of RA 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002.
Mere possession of explosives is a non bailable offense, she added.*