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Tuesday 21 November 2017

Leaving Cert streakers must sit exam at another school

Barry Duggan

FOUR Leaving Certificate students will not be allowed to sit their state exams at their school after they ran naked through an end-of-term charity soccer match, wearing just wigs.

The four students -- who all attended St Joseph's CBS in Nenagh -- will have to complete their Leaving Certificate exams at a separate school in the north Tipperary town.

The incident happened on a playing field in the school grounds last Thursday.

It is the latest incident involving the antics of Leaving Certificate students in separate schools around the country as the end of term approaches.

The Irish Independent has learned that six teens -- including four Leaving Certificate students from St Joseph's CBS -- ran naked across a soccer pitch last Thursday while a match between teachers and fourth-year students was taking place. Although the school stopped short of suspending the four students, with the Leaving Certificate exams just over a fortnight away, the students will now have to take the exams in another school.

It is understood that the school is co-operating to ensure any assistance needed for the exams is provided to the four students.

The incident tarnishes what was otherwise an excellent year for the North Tipperary school. Last month, St Joseph's CBS captured its first-ever All-Ireland hurling title at Semple Stadium, Thurles.

Last week, three students of fee-paying High School, Rathgar, Dublin who are due to sit their Leaving Cert were told by the school that they must now find an alternative exam centre after they were expelled.

The students are alleged to have been involved in an unofficial dance music event in the school.

Irish Independent

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