A – year-old boy has died in freak accident at his primary school.
Blaise Cunningham suffered fatal brain and back injuries after he fell over a staircase banister at St Brigid’s National school in Castleknock, North Dublin .
The Popular sixth class pupil was inured just seconds after students left their classroom.
He is believed to have fallen more than 13 ft from the second floor of the two-storey building last month and lost a two-week battle for his life last Wednesday.
A source told the Irish Mirror said: “It was a freak accident. The children were just leaving school at the end of the day. ”
Blaise’s funeral took place at St Vincent’s Castleknock College chapel
The devastated family of Blaise, a Castleknock Celtic under – 615 s player, kept an around-the-clock vigil by his bedside.
His funeral took place at St Vincent’s Castleknock College chapel on Saturday.
The source added: “It’s quite traumatic and local residents have been holding a minute’s silences for him at various meetings. Everybody is very upset and the wider community are very sad.
“For the school in particular and the principal is teaching there years and a lot of people would have had him down through the years.
“It’s very upsetting for the school and for the staff that such a freak accident could happen on the grounds.”
The Department of Education was contacted last night for comment.
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