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Pupils shaken after ceiling crashes down in Irish school

Pupils shaken after ceiling crashes down in Irish school
Pupils shaken after ceiling crashes down in Irish school
Pupils shaken after ceiling crashes down in Irish school
Pupils shaken after ceiling crashes down in Irish school

Primary school pupils have escaped injury after part of their classroom ceiling came crashing down during a lesson.

A section of the plasterboard-type ceiling fell on to desks inside Killyleagh Primary School in Co Down while around 25 P4 and P5 pupils were being taught on Thursday morning.

The incident was caused by a build-up of water from a leaking pipe in the ceiling.

None of the children were directly struck by the falling debris, even though some landed on the desks they were working at.

Principal Jason Milligan said he was thankful no-one was injured.

"The children were pretty shaken up," he said.

"We were able to bring them down to a spare classroom and settle them, and normal lessons resumed.

"We are just thankful no-one was injured."

It is understood the leaking pipe was reported to education authorities a number of weeks ago.