By Michael McKeanRead more:The Dublin Independent’s coverage of Ireland’s schools, as it happens:Read moreRead moreA school administrator said it was an “unfortunate situation” for students to leave the building during the night.
“The teachers are aware that it is an unfortunate situation, and it is understood that students are leaving the school at a time when they are not needed,” she said.
She said the school had a full night plan in place and would try to get everyone home before 8pm on Monday.
The school had been working with the school’s principal and principal’s assistant on Monday to try and help those who were unable to return to their classrooms, she said, adding that those who needed to be in the school could contact them.
The Independent understands the school was not the only one affected.
The teacher who was assaulted in the building was not a student of Evans, but had been a student at the school for five years, said the principal’s aide.
The principal’s adviser said the teacher had been treated for “multiple injuries” after being assaulted.
She said the student was not at the classroom at the time of the incident.
The police have opened an investigation into the incident and the incident is currently being investigated by the Garda National Cybercrime Unit.