Gardai have said that they are investigating an alleged assault incident that took place in a school in Navan, County Meath this week.
The incident is believed to have happened on Monday 15 May, at approximately 2.30pm.
Footage of the incident has been shared widely on social media, with the video showing a number of students physically attacking one student.
The victim of the alleged attack has suffered "serious facial injuries", which has resulted in the incident being investigated by Gardaí.
In a statement released on Wednesday, the Garda Press Office said:
“A male juvenile, later attended Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda where he received treatment for serious facial injuries.
“An Garda Síochána is aware of a video circulating on social media of this incident and, out of respect for the victim, has requested that people refrain from sharing it."
Gardai investigating Navan assault
A number of high profile people from the world of sport have commented on the shocking incident, with Joe Brolly saying Gardai must "act urgently".
Brolly said: "The school, the Gardai, other agencies have to act urgently. There needs to be a multi-disciplinary approach that leaves no stone unturned. Hate is contagious if it is not exposed and dealt with."
Former Dublin GAA star Philly McMahon also weighed in on the subject, sharing the video which he said was "disgusting".
He wrote: "Very hard to put into words how infuriating this is. Disgusting, cowardice. I hope the young person assaulted is okay and there's an example set by the school/authorities involved."
Gardai have urged people not to share the video, and are also appealing for witnesses in relation to the incident.