Gardaí Investigate School Attack By Pupils

Gardaí have launched an investigation into an incident at a secondary school in Galway.

A number of boys at the school have been suspended after an alleged attack on a school girl, which is understood to have been filmed by a witnesses phone.

The girl is said to have been restrained by boys at the school who gagged her with a scarf before attempting to lift her top and pull down her trousers.

The school's Board of Management said that while the garda investigation is ongoing a number of students would remain on suspension.

The board have also met in an emergency meeting and have the girl’s welfare as their primary concern.

A statement from the board said the Board of Management, school authority, teachers, parents and students are co-operating 100% with the garda authority in their investigation and until this is completed, a number of students will remain on suspension.

The parent of the child involved has said she isn’t prepared to offer comment at this time.


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