Threats close Oslo school for second time
The Oslo primary school Grünerløkka was closed on Monday for the second time in recent weeks as police decide to take online threats seriously.
Officials closed the Grünerløkka school after threats to the school were posted on Instagram. The school wrote on its website that it will close the school and send students to nearby schools while police investigate the situation.
“We are aware that there have been direct death threats against students and we received a complaint. From our side, the case is being investigated. The school itself considered the threat to be big enough to choose alternative teaching on Monday,” Oslo Police spokesman Steiner Hausvik said.
An education spokesman for Oslo Municipality told Aftenposten that the likelihood of the threat being real is quite small.
“At the same time, we need to take precautions and deal with this as if it was an actually threat. We will do that until we have identified the source of the threat,” Dag Hovde Haugen said.
The school, located in one of Oslo’s trendiest areas, was also closed on November 13th due to an anonymous bomb threat delivered via Instagram.