Tullow Community School
A Carlow school principal has spoken out about an "arranged" fight between two female students last week at Tullow Community School - an activity which is becoming a problem in schools right across the country.
In a statement, principal at the school, Paul Thornton, said: "We had an incident last week which we dealt with which involved it would seem to me on investigation, two girls who decided to arrange that they were going to get involved in a physical altercation.
"It was arranged which made it more serious from our perspective.
"Two of our fifth year students showed a lot of maturity and they stepped in and stopped the two students. The two students concerned were junior students.
"It's not acceptable. The primary people involved in arranging this have been sanctioned and are at the moment not in the school as part of the code of behaviour and it was dealt with and we moved on.
"The two girls were fine apart from a lot of tears. A lot of the tears were that they felt very foolish afterwards and began to realise that they had been set up so to speak by other people's theatre.
"There have been some very serious incidents in not just schools but in towns and everywhere and quite often it's arranged."