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School burns in Tensta teenager unrest

TT/The Local/pvs · 17 May 2012, 09:55

Published: 17 May 2012 09:55 GMT+02:00

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The unrest began at around 6.30pm on Wednesday evening when a police unit approached the youths and was met with stone-throwing. Four teenage boys were arrested.

The next incident occurred at around 10.30pm when police received a call that school buildings were on fire.

Four teenagers were subsequently arrested in the vicinity of Bussenhus school.

"The material damage to the Bussenhus school is extensive. This is a concern when the school is supposed to open again after the weekend. There is also a nursery school," said Simon Jonasson, station officer at Stockholm Police.

In total, some 30 young people were reported to have been involved in the violence. They also vandalized parts of the local swimming pool and the Tensta Gymnasium high school.

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During the course of the evening up to 21 police units from several precincts across the city were in Tensta. Despite the heavy police presence, the teenagers were able to set alight to several cars at around 12.30pm.

Police confirmed that no injuries were reported during the unrest which tailed off during the early hours of the morning.

TT/The Local/pvs (news@thelocal.se)

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10:04 May 17, 2012 by awash
this's unacceptable manner and disgraceful. how could they burn the school they & their siblings were supposed to attend to is beyond me.
10:24 May 17, 2012 by occassional
Do not repair it. Leave it burned down until their parents fix it. Or better still dish out some severe community service sentences to the perpetrators. Work shall set them free.
10:45 May 17, 2012 by truthworthy
Keep them in jail for a long time. This is unacceptable behavior. I always get worried when i visit Tensta.
10:55 May 17, 2012 by Dazzler
Deport them all! Incase they are actually Swedes, make them live in Greece!
11:14 May 17, 2012 by towns
Since nobodies done this yet, I thought I'd provide some little facts about Tensta:

-In Stockholm borough of Spånga-Tensta

-Population just over 18,000 (2010)

-Part of the Million Programme constructed in the late 60's (Miljonprogrammet)

-Immigrants and people of immigrant origin (for those of you fresh of the Reinfeldt article, that means "non-ethnic Swedes") constitute 86.5% of the population (2010)

- Children of immigrant background or immigrants constitute 95-100% of the population in local schools

-Open unemployment rate is 43.5% (2009)

-Back in 1999, 40.2% of the population was on social welfare
11:38 May 17, 2012 by Hwiorae
Towns: That's b/c you're not the only one who knows Wikipedia.
11:47 May 17, 2012 by Migga
When I was young, uneducated, jobless, poor and bored I sure didn`t go start riots or attacked rescue services. These teens are unstimulated and frustrated. They don`t identify with the swedish society so they have no emotional or ethical boundaries to use violence towards the society they have resigned from. Without these boundaries they don`t care and they then turn to violence.
12:11 May 17, 2012 by towns
@ Hwiorae

Really? I could've sworn I was the only one who knew about wikipedia. Looks like my secret is out in the open now!! lol

But seriously, I just thought it was an appropriate place to post it. I'm not sayin' I'm just sayin'
12:30 May 17, 2012 by Reason abd Realism
Teenagers are usually unemployed in all communities, except for the fraction who are flipping burgers at McDonald's. And it's not like Sweden is a police state where there are regular clubbings and beatings of teenagers by police in their community for no reason.

In other reasons, no reason to throw rocks at the police you vommit bags.

Agree that the community service sentences should equal the manpower needed to repair the school and pay for the damaged or destroyed cars, and/or that the parents should be made to pay. The sentences will probably be trial or non-existent.
14:46 May 17, 2012 by libertarianism
From Aftonbladet 2009: There's a school burning each day in Sweden, costing communities 500 million SEK every year, equivalent to the salaries of 1000 teachers.

Such arson attacks began to grow in the late 90s and peaked in 2006, with 506 school fires that year. In 2007, there were 439 school fires, and in 2008, around 500 again. Between early November 2008 and mid-January 2009, Akallaskolan in Stockhom, alone had 50 fires.

In 2008, the state designated 17 million SEK toward a research project to combat the problem. Most fires are started during school hours and are thus discovered and put out. The greatest damage comes from fires not discovered in time, those set during evenings, weekends, and holidays.

16:23 May 17, 2012 by gpafledthis
Ha Ha !! Bend over sweedies !! You invited them - it's like make your bed/then sleep in it !!
16:49 May 17, 2012 by oldonpalouse
Comment removed by The Local for breach of our terms.
17:48 May 17, 2012 by Rod Munch
++Such arson attacks began to grow in the late 90s and peaked in 2006, with 506 school fires that year.++

Wow. Shocker. I wonder what has changed???
20:39 May 17, 2012 by johan rebel
Torched cars at 12.30 p.m.?
20:54 May 17, 2012 by libertarianism
If post 12 doesn't breach TL's terms, why were comments on the Socialist Hellhole story censored??
00:08 May 18, 2012 by saab
Tensta = Deraa in Syria

Tensta = Tensta-stan

Yup, Korean immigrants in the California riot. No, wait a second, they open markets.

OK, Sikhs in Texas riot. No, wait a second, they open hotels and become police officers.

Now I remember, Cubans in Miami riot. No wait a second, they open cafes and other businesses that appeal to Hispanics.

Immigrants in Tensta don't integrate in Swedish society? Who's at fault? The Swedes for not realizing that the immigrants have no interest in become "Swedish" or adopting "Swedish ways". They only want benefits. OK, there may be a few exceptions that prove the rule, but an open door policy is an obvious form of national suicide. Liberalism actualized.
00:41 May 18, 2012 by ctinej
Deport the entire family!!! Yes those morals (or lack of ) came from their parents.

Unless the real Swedes take action soon the whole country will be ruined. MUch of Sweden is already ruined.

I dont understand why you continue to fuel the trend toward Islamification of Europe.
16:20 May 18, 2012 by ppk
saab is right, the question is: why the Swedes continue to elect governments that encourage this type of immigration? Is anybody get the answer ?
09:09 May 19, 2012 by skatty
@towns #5

Interesting; if the I consider what you mention are true, then vandalism shouldn't be considered unexpected in Tensta, or anywhere similar to Tensta, at least not from sociological point of view.

Sometimes vandalism is the result of marginalization!
02:08 May 20, 2012 by för30årseden
It's like in France.

First, you let people in to take the jobs that the natives won't take.

Then you complain that they are jobless because of discrimination: There aren't enough jobs and the natives won't give up their jobs to the immigrants.

Then the immigrants who came because they "wanted jobs" riot because they are bored and don't have jobs.

By that time everyone has forgotten that there were supposed to be jobs that nobody wanted and that the immigrants would take.

Then somebody else shows up and we all start again. "These people just want jobs that no one else wants."
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