Monday 28 May 2018

Schoolboy (12) produced a hammer and knife during meeting with teacher - court hears

The Children's Court, Smithfield
The Children's Court, Smithfield

Tom Tuite

A 12-year-old schoolboy has appeared in court accused of producing a hammer in an assault and possessing a knife after he was called to a meeting with a teacher.

The boy has been remanded on bail by Judge John O'Connor at the Dublin Children's Court.

He is accused of two offences arising out an alleged incident earlier this month at his secondary school.

He is charged with production of a large hammer during an assault and unlawful possession of a knife as a weapon at his school.

It allegedly happened during a meeting with his year head and a decision is awaited on whether or not he will be expelled.

The boy, who was accompanied to court by his mother and lawyer, did not address the court.

He will face his next hearing later this month.

He has been granted legal aid but has not yet entered a plea. He has been ordered to obey a number of bail terms including a 9pm to 8am curfew at his home.

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