A north Kildare school has been shut today to enable a safety assessment.
A message published on the website of Scoil Dara, Kilcock, indicates that the decision was taken at a meeting of the Board of Management late yesterday evening.
It says " It has been decided to close the school to students tomorrow Tuesday December 5th pending a safety risk assessment. "
The statement is as follows: " Following a meeting of the Board of Management of Scoil Dara late this evening, It has been decided to close the school to students tomorrow Tuesday December 5th pending a safety risk assessment. Sincere apologies for the late notice and inconvenience. kind regards Board of Management of Scoil Dara"
TheJournal.ie reports that it understands that a message was found on a toilet wall which threatened a mass shooting at the school on 5 December.
TheJournal.ie adds "While it is also understood that this is not a viable or serious threat, the school was due to host a ceremony today and would have been busy. The decision was taken to close the school."