Cookstown college expels two students involved in '˜organised fight' video

Cookstown's Holy Trinity College has reportedly expelled two students who were involved in an '˜organised fight' with another student at the school in January.

Friday, 4th March 2016, 10:45 am
Updated Friday, 4th March 2016, 7:44 pm
The main entrance to Holy Trinity College Cookstown.INMM0216-311

A video of the attack, which racked up tens of thousands of views online, showed one male student hitting another pupil – who appeared to be completely off guard – in the school corridor.

School principal Isabel Russell said at the time she was “treating the incident as extremely serious”.

Now it has emerged that a letter has been sent out to parents, notifying them that two of the pupils involved have been expelled.

It is understood the letter said the decision wasn’t an easy one, but that the young man who threw the punch has been excluded along with the student who videoed the fight.

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