Sunday 20 August 2017

Teacher threatened at knife point at all-boys secondary school

Gardai detained the woman.
Gardai detained the woman.
Tom Brady

Tom Brady

A WOMAN walked into a school at the start of the new term and threatened a staff member with a knife.

But gardai were called and quickly detained the 52-year-old woman.

The incident took place at St Muredach's College in Ballina, Co Mayo, at around 10am yesterday.

The woman went into an office in the all-boys secondary school and confronted a female teacher but did not attempt to access a classroom. The woman is not a parent of any student.

Gardai arrived shortly after the teacher had been threatened and took possession of the knife.

She was arrested at the scene but later taken to a hospital unit for mentally ill patients.

Irish Independent

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