SWEDEN -- The headmaster of a school in Lund, who defended that two teenage boys who had raped a 14-year-old girl remained at the school, while the girl was forced away, has been sacked, writes the municipality in a press release.
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The municipality recognizes that it acted wrong to let the perpetrators stay at the school and thus forced the girl to try to arrange for her education elsewhere.
- On behalf of Lund, we apologize to the girl and her family. What has happened is unacceptable. Lund has acted wrong. We share the principal's decision when he chooses to leave his post, says Mayor Anders Almgren.
One of the culprits, a now 17-year-old Somali, was sentenced just before Christmas to juvenile detention and 100 hours of youth service for rape of a child. The other boy escaped punishment because he was not criminally responsible due to his young age (14).
Social councilor in Lund, Elin Gustafsson, now promises to act so that nothing similar happens again.
- We will have zero tolerance for any type of violations and abuses. Core values should constantly be manifested through active actions in the daily work. Now we are tightening our procedures and working methods, so that this type of incident will never happen again, she says.
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