Education Minister John O'Dowd has condemned today's shooting outside St Brendan's Primary School and commended school staff.
Minister O'Dowd said:
"The blatant disregard for the safety of pupils, their parents, and school staff at St Brendan's Primary School cannot be justified.
"Such incidents cause distress to young and old alike. The emotional well being of pupils is paramount and I have asked for a critical incident team to be dispatched to the school to offer support and assistance.
"I also want to commend school staff who reacted courageously during and after the attack, to ensure the safety of their pupils. The actions of St Brendan's staff are in stark contrast to those who carried this attack."
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