Details of a horrific attack on a clock in a school in Cork, by a 3rd year student, are finally being revealed tonight thanks to whistle-blowers on social media site Twitter.
The hashtag #TheClockIncident was made trend tonight to help raise awareness and expose the dangerous circumstances many clocks in schools around the country are finding themselves in.
The clock was fatally damaged after a student stormed out of a classroom and violently slammed the door behind him. The student, who can’t be named as he is a minor, slammed the door and the resulting force knocked the clock from from the wall, breaking it into several pieces and rendering it useless at telling the time.
The clock was rushed to a near by hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
There was never an official independent enquiry into the incident and many students and Pro-Clock activists are calling on the Department of Education to investigate the issue.
They want more protection for clocks in all schools around the country and feel that the government are not doing enough to protect those most vulnerable.
Their findings are going to be presented to government this weekend, when a Pro-Clock demonstration is going to be held outside the Dáil.
Others are claiming that the incident was not an accident and that the student in question had premeditated the attack and therefore should be charged with murder. A case a present is being gathered to be presented to the DPP and it’s unclear whether or not the student will be charged.
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