Monday 19 March 2018

Mechanic ordered to stay away from old school in bully row

Dean Moss: denied knife claim
Dean Moss: denied knife claim

Ray Managh

A MECHANIC, who turned up at his former school allegedly brandishing a Stanley knife following a call from his younger brother about bullying, has been ordered by a judge to keep away from the place.

Barrister Robert Lowe told the Circuit Civil Court yesterday that Dean Moss had rushed by car to Collinstown Park Community College, Clondalkin, Dublin, on November 5 last and had threatened staff.

In an application by the school authorities for injunctions restraining Mr Moss from entering the school or its grounds again, Mr Moss, of St Mark's Drive, Clondalkin, represented himself and denied having a Stanley knife.

He said he had his phone in his hand and had gone to the college after his younger brother had called him and said he was being bullied by another pupil.

College principal Pauline Duffy told Judge Jacqueline Linnane that Mr Moss's behaviour was completely unacceptable and unprecedented, forcing the college authorities to initiate legal proceedings against him.


His younger brother had phoned Mr Moss following a "behavioural issue" in class involving himself and another student.

She said Moss had jumped out of his car in a terrible rage and staff members Kathleen Kinsella and Sharon Coffee had attempted to block and prevent him from entering.

They had difficulty restraining Mr Moss and two male teachers, Robert Dunne and Sean Harper, had escorted him back to his car.

Ms Duffy said Mr Moss had been extremely aggressive, threatening and insulting to people.

He had waved the knife at two members of staff and Ms Kinsella had been injured during the incident.

She said the incident had a serious impact on all of the teaching staff.

Judge Linnane granted the college authority, Dublin and Dunlaoghaire Education and Training Board, temporary injunctions restraining Mr Moss from attending at the college, trespassing or besetting or threatening staff.

The Board, which was awarded its costs, is seeking permanent restraining orders against Mr Moss. The board had taken out the legal proceedings on behalf of the college.

Irish Independent

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