Gardaí probe sex assault on schoolboy at Dublin school
Published 01/12/2016 | 02:30
Gardaí are investigating allegations a 13-year-old boy was sexually assaulted at a prestigious Dublin private school.
It is believed up to eight other pupils were involved in the alleged incident, which took place last Thursday.
Gardaí and child and family agency Tusla have begun investigations into the matter.
The school is understood to have suspended the eight pupils allegedly involved in the incident, pending the outcome of investigations.
However, the victim of the assault has remained in the school after his parents agreed that he should continue his studies.
Board members of the school have agreed to meet to discuss the allegation.
It has declined to comment on the case.
Under child protection guidelines, any suspicion of abuse against a child must be reported without delay.
It is a requirement that reports be made directly to gardaí if it is believed the child remains in risk of danger.
In matters of child abuse, an employee or volunteer should never promise to keep secret, any information which is divulged.
The young person should be informed only those who need to know will be told.