Kildare secondary school forced to close today for 'safety risk assessment'

Decision was made late last night

Sarah Peppard

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Kildare secondary school forced to close today for 'safety risk assessment'

Scoil Dara, Kilcock

A secondary school in the county was forced to close today following a board of management meeting late last night.

Scoil Dara in Kilcock announced the closure for students on their website, “pending a safety risk assessment”.

A statement released by the Board of Management said: 

"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."

A source told the Leader that the closure is due to  “some sort of graffiti on a wall in the school toilets". But they had no idea what it was about.

The source said it is under investigation.

Efforts to contact the school were unsuccessful this morning.