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Gardai called to Dublin school after student spotted with imitation gun

Gardai called to Dublin school after student spotted with imitation gun

Gardai were called to a Dublin school this morning after a student was seen with a firearm.

Reports indicate that gardaí from Cabinteely were called to the St Laurence College on, Wyattville Road in Loughlinstown, South Dublin shortly after school started this morning.

Gardai seized an item, believed to be an imitation firearm, from a pupil.

A senior source said: "There were fears that this was a weapon but it would appear to be an imitation. However it will have to undergo tests to establish this definitively."

A garda spokesman said: "Gardaí attended an incident at a school at 9.30am today.

"An item was seized and it has been sent for technical examination.

"No arrests have been made and no injuries were reported."

Billy Redmond, Principal at St Laurence College said: "As the School Principal I would not be able to comment on any individual case as we are working with minors. We do, on occasion, like all schools, communicate with the Gardaí and other external agencies such as NEPS for advice and support."