Gardai congatulate Junior Cert students, but urge caution

by Dublin Gazette

As thousands of students prepare to celebrate getting their Junior Cert results today, Gardai have issued a warning for teens and their parents to ‘be mindful’.

More than 64,000 students across the country will receive their Junior Cert results today, with many making plans to celebrate receiving their exam results this evening.

Results were issued to schools and made available to students this morning, with results also available to access on the State Examinations Commission’s website from 4pm today.

Gardaí have said that they would urge students and their parents to be mindful about the dangers of drinking and taking drugs as they celebrate.

In a statement, Gardaí said: “Many teens will be in high spirits as they head out to celebrate with their friends this evening and it is our hope that each and every one of them has a safe and enjoyable night.

“We are asking everyone to take a few simple precautions to ensure this: Have a plan for the evening. How are you getting home? Are you taking a taxi, getting a lift or staying with a friend? Be mindful of your property. Keep your phone, wallet or purse on you at all times.

“If you find yourself in a scenario and sense there could be trouble, walk away. Call the Gardaí immediately if you feel the situation is getting out of hand. Think of the consequences for both yourself and others if you were to hit someone.”

An Garda Siochana have also said that there will be additional Gardaí on the streets from early this evening, and that a ‘zero tolerance’ approach to anti-social behaviour will be taken.

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