Cartwheels in underwear leave schoolgirl with frostbite

A schoolgirl in northern Sweden is recovering from frostbite injuries to her fingers and toes after turning cartwheels in the snow in her underwear as part of a day of events organized by her high school's student union.

In a letter reporting the incident to the Swedish Work Environment Authority (Arbetsmiljöverket), the principal of Strömbacka school in Piteå explains that he received a phone call from the girl’s mother earlier this month.

The concerned parent said the girl was treated for her injuries at the local emergency ward following the cartwheel event on December 22nd, a day on which temperatures in the town hovered around -13 degrees Celsius.

“This type of event will not be permitted next year,” wrote the principal, whose pupils range in age from 16 to 19. He also noted that all events on Student Union Day must receive his advance approval.

The girl’s mother assured the principal that her daughter had since made a fully recovery.

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