Saturday, April 02, 2005

Oslo: Police raid local high school

This high school has been a trouble spot for some time. Last year, 15 persons with baseball bats suddenly stormed into a classroom, attacking one of the pupils. Both the victim and the attackers were from immigrant background:


Police raid local high school

Oslo police raided the Sogn High School on Friday, and it was no April Fool's joke. The raid was sparked by the discovery of a cache of drugs at the school just before Easter. Around 60 police officers took part in the raid, both in uniforms and civilian clothes. A contingent of around 30 police in uniform formed a ring around the campus in west Oslo, to search anyone trying to leave or enter. The school's 1,600 students, plus teachers and staff, were held on campus while police searched the premises including cars. Several arrests were made and by 11:15am, two students had been driven away in a police car. By the end of the raid, a total of 11 students were in custody and police had seized what they described as "seveal kilos" of narcotics, mostly hashish and marijuana. The raid is the largest ever made at a school in Oslo and was carefully coordinated.

Most of the students at the Sogn school are aged 16 to 19, with classes including the the equivalent of the last two years of American high school and the first year of college. Sogn also offers a trade school curriculum. Four dogs trained to sniff out narcotics took part in the raid, which comes a few few weeks after authorities found a kilo of hashish at the school. Officials from Norway's child protective services and juvenile authorities were also along. Police said school officials had asked for the raid, after being plagued with drugs and pushers on campus.

2 Comments:

At April 03, 2005 1:00 PM, Anonymous J.S. Kern said...

Just curious; was the "immigrant background" Islamic in nature?

Was this baseball bat event some kind of drug vendetta or religious punishment?

 
At April 03, 2005 4:53 PM, Blogger Fjordman said...

"Just curious; was the "immigrant background" Islamic in nature? Was this baseball bat event some kind of drug vendetta or religious punishment?"

Very likely, a "yes" to both questions. But since I didn't know, I didn't write it.

 

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