Gardaí called after Wicklow school shooting threats made online and on toilet wall

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Gardaí in Wicklow are investigating after threats of a shooting at a school in the Arklow area were made online, as well as in the school itself.

Officers confirmed this evening that a number of patrol cars were sent to the school after the principal contacted them.

It is understood that messages made on social media were sent by someone who claimed they would target the school with a gun.

Then, this afternoon, a message was discovered written on one of the toilet walls which read: “Shooting. 16/01/20.”

-Noah Harte