Oslo has experienced its second incident of assault on a police officer in as many weeks. The latest occurred Wednesday, when an officer visiting a local junior high school tried to stop a brawl and then became a target of youth aggression herself.
News bureau NTB reported that the officer was at Lambertseter Ungdomsskole in Oslo “to have a conversation” with a student who apparently had landed in trouble. While they spoke, she became aware of a fight between two groups of students outside their meeting room.
When she intervened, the students who were fighting turned on her, with one of them grabbing her by the throat. Reinforcements were quickly dispatched to the school and at least three boys, the youngest just 14 years old, were apprehended.
The police officer who was assaulted was taken to a local emergency hospital but was said to have suffered only minor injuries. Police are taking the incident seriously, however, as the most recent example of young people defying police orders and even physically attacking them. More arrests were pending.