Belfast Telegraph

Man accused of assault at local school

A 31-year-old man has been charged
A 31-year-old man has been charged
Mark Edwards

By Mark Edwards

A man has been charged with common assault and criminal damage following an incident at a primary school in Co Tyrone.

A 31-year-old man allegedly assaulted a member of staff and damaged property at Primate Dixon Primary School in Coalisland on Tuesday.

He is expected to appear at Dungannon Magistrates Court on October 16.

A spokesperson for Council for Catholic Maintained Schools (CCMS) said: "CCMS has been notified about the incident that occurred in Primate Dixon PS, Coalisland.

"We commend the school's principal and staff who moved so quickly to ensure the safety of pupils whilst the incident occurred.

"We thank also the PSNI for the swift intervention of its officers who attended and calmly dealt with this incident.

"The issue of personal safety at work is a matter of growing concern for teachers, employers and trade unions."

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