Tuesday 22 January 2019

Parents hit out after gay youth forum information 'circulated at Catholic school'

St Patrick's Grammar School, Armagh (Photo: Google Maps)
St Patrick's Grammar School, Armagh (Photo: Google Maps)
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Parents of a pupil at an all-boys' Catholic school have hit out after it was claimed information was circulated promoting a gay youth forum event to be held in Belfast.

The Irish News reported of how parents of the pupil at St Patrick's Grammar School in Co Armagh were angered and have instructed their solicitor to act saying the information promoted a lifestyle they "vehemently disagree with".

The information circulated promoted a gay youth forum taking place in Belfast at the weekend and organised by a group which offers support to young people.

It's been claimed the boy - who has not been identified - was asked to put up a poster promoting the event by a teacher but he refused.

The parents have instructed the family solicitor to contact the school to ensure that a similar incident does not take place in future.

In 1988 St Patrick's Grammar School was established after St Patrick's College and Christian Brothers amalgamated to form the new school. It was opened by Cardinal Tomas O Fiaich.

Past pupils include former deputy First Minister Seamus Mallon and Armagh GAA star Oisin McConville.

The Belfast Telegraph has contacted St Patrick's Grammar School but they said they did not wish to comment on the matter.

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