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School pays out after blackboard duster incident

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 09/04/2013. School pays out after blackboard duster incidentTags: Teachers News

A school in Killarney and one of its former teachers - who is also a Gaelic football star - have paid out €8,000 to a pupil following a case concerning the throwing of a blackboard duster.

St Brendan's College and Paul Galvin paid the money after former student Nathan Adams lodged a claim for personal injuries in the Circuit Civil Court through his father Gerry Adams.

It was alleged that Mr Galvin threw the duster during a classroom incident in 2010, which struck Nathan on the head and resulted in a laceration to his scalp that has since left a scar.

The pupil - who was taken to see a GP about the injury - was said to have suffered distress and psychological upset following the incident, while his social, recreational and domestic life was also impacted.

Mr Galvin had been an Irish and geography teacher at St Brendan's College from 2007, but no longer works at the school.

Written by Donal WalshADNFCR-2163-ID-801568315-ADNFCR


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