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Woman turns up at Mayo school and threatens principal with a knife

She was arrested in Ballina this morning.

Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall

A WOMAN ENTERED a secondary school in Ballina, county Mayo this morning and threatened a member of staff with a knife.

Local gardaí and an armed response unit were dispatched to the school after receiving reports of a woman in possession of a knife.

The incident occurred at around 9.30am this morning at St Muredach’s College. The woman, who is 52 years of age, was arrested and taken to the local Ballina Garda station.

St Muredach’s College is an all boys school. Nobody was harmed during the incident.

The woman, who is not thought to be a parent of a student, was later released. The investigation is ongoing. 

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