Gardaí were called to a meeting of the board of management at Wilson’s Hospital School where it was due to consider the case of suspended teacher Enoch Burke.
Officers were called in after members of the Burke family began shouting objections to the meeting going ahead due to the absence of the board's chairman John Rogers.
Enoch Burke was accompanied by his mother Martina, sister Ammi and brother Isaac at the meeting at the Mullingar Court Hotel.
The meeting got under way shortly after 10am, but five gardaí arrived around 11.15am.
It is understood Mr Rogers was not present due to a medical appointment.
The school's principal Frank Milling eventually suspended the meeting due to the disturbance.
The Independent say it's understood the board are deliberating over what their next steps will be, in light of the earlier suspension of the meeting. However, it is not thought any decision will be made today on Enoch Burke’s employment at the school.
The meeting was scheduled after the High Court refused to grant Mr Burke an injunction preventing it from going ahead.