Gay teen forced to clean homophobic graffiti
Published: 17 Jun 2014 15:57 GMT+02:00
Updated: 17 Jun 2014 15:57 GMT+02:00
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A principal in western Sweden has come under fire for allegedly telling a male student to clean up the very same scribbles intended to taunt him.
The student was apparently called "fag" in class, and was harassed with discriminating graffiti and scrawls all over the school.
Upon finding his name and the words 'dirty fag' on the bathroom walls, the student reported the taunting to the school principal. The principal replied by telling the boy to "erase the words himself", newspaper Metro reported.
The boy said he had been plagued by bullying for the past two years, during which he was regularly called derogatory names and had his name scribbled on school benches and walls. His teachers as well had "seen it all but not reacted".
Finally the student left the school for an internship, in order to "escape bullying at school".
The boy accused the school of discrimination and reported the incident to Sweden's Discrimination Ombudsman (Diskrimineringsombudsmannen - DO).