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This alleged paedophile has been arrested for bursting into this 15-year-old victim’s classroom and shooting him dead after the teen reported him as a sex abuser.
Police say Renan Valderama shot dead pupil Mark Anthony Miranda inside his classroom in Calamba City in the Province of Laguna in the Philippines.
Valderama allegedly escaped and taunted police on social media they would never catch him following the shooting at Calamba’s Castor Alviar National High School.
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But he was later arrested after local residents spotted him walking in a nearby village and notified cops.
Mark died after Valderama, who is said to be in his early 30s, marched into his classroom and shot him in front of his terrified fellow pupils.
Eyewitnesses said he got into the school by mingling with construction workers who were carrying out building work at the school.
CCTV footage shows frightened children rushing out of a classroom, followed by Valderama who is then seen running out of the school with a pistol in his right hand.
Police say Valderama had been acting as the boy’s unofficial guardian after his mother had been jailed for drugs offences.
They had lived together but the boy had run away before filing a complaint with cops that Valderama had taken advantage of the situation to sexually abuse him.
Relatives of the boy told police he had been in a relationship with Valderama but the youngster told police the older man had repeatedly raped him between March and June of this year.
The Filipino Department of Education says pupils and staff at the school will undergo counselling. Police have also visited the school to reassure children about their safety.
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