(DailyOBSERVER) A primary school principal was attacked by an angry parent this morning, shocking students and staff.
Christopher Roberts, who has been principal at the Mary E Pigott Primary School since 2015, was taken to hospital where his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
He was apparently grabbed from behind and knocked to the floor by a student’s father upset that his son had been temporarily suspended from the St John’s-based school.
The father then apparently fled the scene. No weapons are believed to have been involved.
Reports are that no security staff were on the premises at the time.
Director of Education Clare Browne confirmed that an incident had occurred and that are officials are looking into the matter.
He added that efforts were underway to get counsellors to the school to help comfort the children.