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Student chokes principal over slow computer

19 Apr 2012, 07:12

Published: 19 Apr 2012 07:12 GMT+02:00

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“It feels ok now, but it was a bit unpleasant,” the principal Martin Erberth told local paper Skånskan.

According to the paper, the student got annoyed after he couldn’t get one of the school computers to work and started to throw furniture around, lobbing billiard balls out of the windows.

He also walked around school premises smoking cigarettes and refusing to stop, despite being told to do so by staff.

When the boy’s teachers couldn’t stop him from acting up, the principal was called in.

However, the boy then became even more aggressive, kicking at them and taking a stranglehold on the surprised Erberth, according to the paper.

Finally, police officers managed to overpower the boy, whom they think was under the influence of drugs, and take him down to the station.

The boy is now under suspicion of threatening behaviour, damaging public property and narcotics crimes.

The boy also filed a separate report against the school after the incident, according to the paper.

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08:12 April 19, 2012 by johan rebel
Naughty, naughty!

The poor student deserves a light slap on the wrist, a pat on the head, and a shiny new computer of his own.
08:27 April 19, 2012 by B Slick
I know a lot of school principals that have been "on the edge" of strangling students but have pulled themselves back fron the edge at the very last second.
10:07 April 19, 2012 by insect
I guess he misunderstood press any key to terminate the current application and and tried to terminate the professor by pressing his neck....lol
10:56 April 19, 2012 by gpafledthis
maybe the jail computers (I assume all plush sweedie jails have imacs) are faster !! Again I rush out to donate my daily liter of part swede blood that must clearly tainted and the root of all my befallen ills !!!
11:09 April 19, 2012 by Pengy
Stop playing Counterstrike in class.
12:05 April 19, 2012 by J Jack
Spoiled little brat.
15:23 April 19, 2012 by Scepticion
What kind of computer class room has billiard balls?
15:46 April 19, 2012 by Svensksmith
School just isn't what it used to be.
15:50 April 19, 2012 by millionmileman
Typical! I can just imagine what that computer looks like. I Explorer 6.something, Adobe Reader 8, probably XP that never went to Service Pac 3, Jav 16. I think you get the picture. The number of people that I see in publc who deliberately cancel updates is mind-boggeling,

This is even worse on puplic computers like schools and libraries. I see many people who have no anti-virus becaise the initial subscription expired and everything else is out of date. One of the best free tools is the New Secunia PSI Beta 3 updater which does most updates automatically. I love the Opera 11.62 Browser which is so much more secure and faster than the rest. I have very few problems but most don't take the time to avoid trouble.
16:04 April 19, 2012 by Scott McCoy
Swedes are stupid,what more do Ya expect..
16:33 April 19, 2012 by libertarianism
It's hard to believe something like this could happen in Malmö. :(
16:36 April 19, 2012 by Dazzler
I dont understand how teachers do it now a days, you deserve a raise. I would happily be in jail so freeking fast from beating the hell out of morons like this kid.
18:26 April 19, 2012 by spo10
kids these days can't handle their anger nor do they have patience with everything
01:02 April 20, 2012 by Coalbanks
While I do not normally/usually condone/support violence I must agree that it may be allowable in instances of such extreme provocation...Put the little darling on a chaingang for 6 months cleaning the streets!
01:52 April 20, 2012 by Jeff10
So, ah, let me see, some innocent, tow-headed, blond-haired, blue-eyed Swede took after his principal, because the computer was slow. Sure, okay, this probably happens all over Sweden everyday.
17:42 April 20, 2012 by Britt-Marie7
It happened in Malmö! Am I surprised???
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