Sunday 11 December 2016

Dublin school called gardai after student brought in imitation firearm

Cathal McMahon and Catherine Devine

Published 28/11/2016 | 17:14

St Laurence College South Dublin
St Laurence College South Dublin

Gardai were called to a Dublin school on Monday morning after a student was seen with a firearm.

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Independent.has learned that gardaí from Cabinteely were called to the St Laurence College on, Wyattville Road in Loughlinstown, South Dublin shortly after school started.

Gardai seized an item, believed to be an imitation firearm, from a pupil.

A senior source said: "There were fears that this was a weapon but it would appear to be an imitation. However it will have to undergo tests to establish this definitively."

A garda spokesman said: "Gardaí attended an incident at a school at 9.30am today.

"An item was seized and it has been sent for technical examination.

"No arrests have been made and no injuries were reported."

Billy Redmond, Principal at St Laurence College said: "As the School Principal I would not be able to comment on any individual case as we are working with minors. We do, on occasion, like all schools, communicate with the Gardaí and other external agencies such as NEPS for advice and support."

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