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Teen who refused to go to school charged with possession of a knife

Teen who refused to go to school charged with possession of a knife

The teenager was before the Dublin Children's Court charged with possessing a “large kitchen knife” as a weapon at his home in the city's north-side.

Judge Alan Mitchell heard the boy made no reply when he was charged with the offence.

There was no objection to bail provided he obeyed a bail condition to go to his educational course.

Defence counsel Damian McKeone told the court that his client's arrest had been a result of refusing to go to his educational course this morning.

The teen, who was accompanied to court by his father, told the court he understood he would have to obey the bail condition.

He was granted free legal aid and ordered to appear again on a date later this month when he has other unrelated charges before the court.