Cookstown college expels two students involved in ‘organised fight’ video

The main entrance to Holy Trinity College Cookstown.INMM0216-311
The main entrance to Holy Trinity College Cookstown.INMM0216-311

Cookstown’s Holy Trinity College has reportedly expelled two students who were involved in an ‘organised fight’ with another student at the school in January.

A video of the attack, which racked up tens of thousands of views online, showed one male student hitting another pupil – who appeared to be completely off guard – in the school corridor.

School principal Isabel Russell said at the time she was “treating the incident as extremely serious”.

Now it has emerged that a letter has been sent out to parents, notifying them that two of the pupils involved have been expelled.

It is understood the letter said the decision wasn’t an easy one, but that the young man who threw the punch has been excluded along with the student who videoed the fight.

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The letter is also reported to have said Holy Trinity takes such incidents very seriously and that the PSNI is investigating.

More details later.