Threats lodged against Norwegian schools

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Someone is posting threats on an online platform against schools all over Norway. The threats that began last week against elementary and junior high schools in southern Norway spread north to Trøndelag on Tuesday.

Police took the threats against a school in Rissa seriously enough that they posted uniformed officers and a patrol car outside the modern school’s buildings where around 400 local children are enrolled. Some parents opted to keep their children home.

“All the threats are communicated on the same platform,” Rune Halvorsen, sheriff in the Trøndelag municipality of Ørland told state broadcaster NRK. “Now we’re coordinating with other (districts) to find out who’s sending the threats. We don’t know who’s behind this yet.”

Another school at Åsly in the Trøndelag region of Indre Fosen was also targeted this week, after several schools farther to the south, in Østfold and Akershus, were hit last week. The threats have been sent during the night directly to the schools, varying a bit in style but with “quite similar” content, Halvorsen said. Details of the content were not revealed.

newsinenglish.no staff