On their first day back at school on Monday, students and teachers at the agricultural high school in Sparbu, Nord-Trøndelag gathered in sorrow to mourn the brutal murder of 17-year-old Frank Andre Juberg. The aspiring gardener was killed over the holidays by his own father, who later committed suicide.
The bodies of father and son were found on the family farm at Levanger just after New Year. Police said they’d determined that the father killed his son with an axe before taking his own life. The motive was unclear and both were thought to have a close relationship, but police said Juberg’s 47-year-old father was in the midst of a personal crisis and had left a letter to that effect.
Juberg’s fellow students at the agricultural boarding school they attended described him as a happy young man who, along with several others, had just won Norway’s national championship for aspiring gardeners. “He had humour that was contagious for all of us other if we were in a bad mood,” Joakim Snippen told state broadcaster NRK. “He was always in a good mood.”