A Dublin schoolgirl has been awarded €20,000 in damages after being locked in a classroom at her school.
Kate Deegan was five-years-old when she was asked by a teacher to put a book into a classroom at Mourne Road National School in Drimnagh before morning break.
When she attempted to leave, she discovered that the room had been accidentally been locked and became increasingly distressed.
According to The Irish Times, Kate had been very upset by the incident and later had to attend therapy for an adjustment disorder.
An offer of €20,000 by the defendant was approved by Judge Raymond Groarke.