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Student 'threatened to set fire to college'

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08:54 CEST+02:00
A student suspended from a university in southern Sweden for cheating threatened to set fire to the institution.

The student was suspended from the University of Kalmar in January for attempting to cheat. In February he was reported for another cheating attempt. A few days later he told a lecturer that he would set light to the university, in the south-east of Sweden. He also called the lecturer a "pig".

The student has now been reported to the University Dismissals Authority, which could ban the student from all university courses in Sweden. The authority would have to be satisfied that the student was psychologically disturbed, was abusing drugs or alcohol or was guilty of serious criminal offences. It would also have to be satisfied that the student posed a risk to people or property if allowed to continue.

The student is currently suspended from his course in Kalmar until 26th January.

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