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Bullying Victim Who Complained About Antigay Graffiti Was Told To Clean Up Himself

Chick fil A Gay MarriageHere’s a crazy story from Sweden that might just be too crazy to be true: according to reports (that nobody seems to be able to confirm), a bullying victim who complained to his school about harassing graffiti was told to clean it up himself.

According to the story, the kid’s name appeared in homophobic graffiti in bathrooms. When he complained to administrators, they told him that if he wanted anyone to remove the graffiti, he’d have to do it himself.

That sounds pretty monstrous. Why would a school treat a student so terribly? Why indeed?

We don’t know who the kid is, or how old his is, or where he lives. We don’t know what school it was, other than that it’s in Western Sweden. We don’t know the identity of the administrators.

We do know that the kid has reportedly left the school for an internship. Is that a thing that school kids can do in Sweden?

The entire report comes from one paper — The Local — which cites a Swedish-language paper called Metro as the source. But a search of Metro’s website for “graffitin,” or “radera orden själv” turns up nothing. So … is this true?

By:           matt baume
On:           Jun 21, 2014
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  • 10 Comments
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      If it is so uncertain and probably a hoax, why did you publish it?

      Jun 21, 2014 at 8:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hotboyvb81
      hotboyvb81

      hey- Queerty Editors: I think I heard this story- I’m not sure, from this guy I have no idea who he is, about some celeb that no one knows or can confirm, but anyway- he did something that know one knows about to so guy that can’t be confirmed…you should get right on that!

      Jun 21, 2014 at 12:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DarkZephyr
      DarkZephyr

      @Billy Budd: This is a blog site, not Time magazine.

      Jun 21, 2014 at 12:14 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hotboyvb81
      hotboyvb81

      @hotboyvb81: @hotb

      oyvb81: that’s ‘no one knows…’ it sucks trying to be a smart ass when you can’t type….I got stuck in all the knows/nos…..

      Jun 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • masc4masc
      masc4masc

      @Billy Budd: Gay agenda doesn’t any require fact-checking. It’s mostly just shameless rage-baiting.

      Jun 21, 2014 at 1:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alan down in Florida
      Alan down in Florida

      @Billy Budd – I agree with you for a change. And to make matters worse the body of the article says the graffiti was in the bathroom and they illustrated the story with some random graffiti cleaning photo that has nothing to do with what (allegedly) happened.

      Jun 21, 2014 at 3:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FLOGGERDADNYC
      FLOGGERDADNYC

      hell, I would let the graffiti stay, let’s see how long school government sits on their pokies, before having maintenance clean up the mess.

      trust, no school government wants a messed up school, with a whole new crew coming in September…..

      Jun 21, 2014 at 7:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • samwise343
      samwise343

      @DarkZephyr: If only this had happened in Brazil, we would know the truth.

      Jun 22, 2014 at 3:35 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Teeth
      Teeth

      Even I’m not enough of a rageaholic to get excited about this. We have known and documented things to worry about– I won’t let myself get roped in by this level of rumor.

      Jun 22, 2014 at 7:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DonW
      DonW

      This is an interesting article about why thoughtlessly reposting stuff without confirmation is a bad idea on Facebook — doubly so on any site that styles itself as a news source: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2014/06/conspiracy_videos_of_9_11_on_facebook_people_should_be_responsible_for_what.single.html

      Jun 23, 2014 at 6:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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