Tuesday 21 November 2017

Leaving Cert student questioned by gardaí after making threats against school staff on Facebook

The student posted a number of threatening messages on Facebook

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Gardaí say no arrest was made
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A sixth-year student was questioned by gardaí after he posted threatening messages about members of his school community on Facebook.

The male student was questioned at his Waterford school before classes began on Friday.

Reports the boy was "stopped at the gates of the school by gardaí" have been dismissed, as it was confirmed he was on school grounds before concerns were raised.

It is understood a parent of another child raised the alarm with the school principal after they saw the message online on Thursday evening.

It is claimed that the Leaving Certificate student made a number of threats on a social media video.

Independent.ie understands it was not the first time the boy made public threats about staff and students at his school.

He previously detailed online how he would "rape and shoot" a named teacher.

A source said staff at the school were briefly updated with the details of the case before classes began on Friday.

The student was allowed to remain in the school for the day.

Gardaí say there was no arrest and there was no investigation.

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