Heredia school principal dies from gunshot wound

July 9, 2010

 

The school principal who was shot in the head by a 17-year-old student on July 2 passed away early Sunday morning, according to hospital authorities.
 
Nancy María Chaverri, 49, was director of Colegio Montebello, a private school in Heredia, north of San José.
 
The incident has sparked a nationwide campaign to stem violence in the country’s public schools, as educators across Costa Rica met to discuss how to prevent this type of incident in the future.
 
“We are doing some things, but we have to be doing more,” President Laura Chinchilla said. “We need a more ambitious program to confront violence in schools.”
 

Chinchilla, who had visited the family in the wake of the incident, offered her condolences on Facebook.com. She said, “We share the pain with all of Costa Rica regarding the death of Nancy. (We extend) our condolences to (her husband) Javier and her two beautiful sons, Gean Carlos and Luis Diego. We are with you.”

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