TACLOBAN CITY- A young boy was shot by a security guard assigned at the Leyte Normal University (LNU) last August 18 at around 9:30 p.m. It was learned that the victim, who was hit at his lower back, was among the 13 minors who entered the premises of the LNU and were identified to be residents of Barangay 43 in Quarry District, this city. The boy, 11, was brought to the Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center for medical treatment and was declared out of danger by the attending doctors while his 10 companions were placed under the custody of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Based on initial investigation, the minors were seen by security guard on duty Isidoro Lleve at the school’s power house at the time of the incident and believed to have entered the school premises by scaling down from a wall at the back of the Montejo Building. Lleve, who was making a round at that time, saw the minors and managed to grab the boy who tried to run and in the course of the scuffle, accidentally shot the boy, using his service firearm, hitting the boy at his lower part of his body. Lleve, a resident of Alangalang, Leyte, was detained at the Abucay Police Station but was later released upon payment of bail bond by his company, Vision Security Agency on August 22. (KATE ALBAO,LNU Intern)