Threatened school reopened after all

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UPDATED: Authorities in Oslo had considered keeping the Grünerløkka elementary school closed for as long as 10 days, after receiving what reported were more “concrete death threats directed at students and teachers.” On Wednesday, though, they reopened the school based on preliminary results of a police investigation.

The school has been closed twice in the past week, after threats were lodged via social media. Parents have gathered for a meeting at the nearby Hersleb School to discuss the situation, and their children were attending classes at other locations this week.

Newspaper Dagsavisen reported on Tuesday that it remained unclear exactly when Grünerløkka School could reopen, but police apparently cleared the way on Wednesday after their investigation of the threats helped detect who was behind the them.  “Police have electronic traces that we’re following, but I can’t say anything more,” Anne Kristin Stakston Langvik, leader of the investigation, told newspaper Aftenposten.

TV2 reported that parents of some of the older children at the school believe a former student at the school is behind the threats. Investigators have already reported that they don’t think it’s very probable that the threats would actually be carried out. staff