PARENTS of students at Bandon Grammar School have been asked to ensure the students do not engage in "unhelpful social media traffic" following the stabbing of former student Cameron Blair.
The 20-year-old Ballinascarthy student of Cork Institute of Technology was pronounced dead last night at Cork University Hospital.
The second-year chemical engineering student was stabbed during a dispute at the entrance to a house on Bandon Road, where a party had been going on.
He ran for help but collapsed on the street as a result of his injuries. He was rushed to hospital but lost his fight for life.
Videos from the scene where the incident happened have been circulating online.
In correspondence to parents, Bandon Grammar School's principal, Ian Coombes, said: "Parents are requested to talk with your sons and daughters over coming days regarding the tragic news learned this morning. Students may be upset and need support.
"The school will continue to keep our Pastoral Care Team in place during the school days ahead. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a particular concern"
He added: "We also request that you ask students not to engage in unhelpful social media traffic or re-post unacceptable material from others."
He made the plea as gardaí and members of Cork City Fire Service carried out searches in the area of the murder, as well as nearby O'Donovan Rossa Road and Connaught Avenue.
Locum State pathologist Dr Heidi Okkers visited the scene of the stabbing this afternoon, before a post mortem at Cork University Hospital.
A service of remembrance was held in Bandon Grammar School this afternoon, led by the chaplain, Reverend Anne Skuse.
Cameron was a member of Bandon Rugby Club and was due to play a league game with the club's second team last night.
He had also been a member of Bandon Athletic Club. He had also attended Hamilton High School.
Mr Coombe said: "Cameron has touched the lives of so many in this school, Hamilton High School, Bandon Rugby and Athletics clubs, garnering a wide circle of friends. Our thoughts are with his family and close friends at this most traumatic time."