Parents risk fines if children don't return to school

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Sweden's schools have mostly stayed open during the corona pandemic, and now hundreds of parents who have kept their children home risk being reported to social services or getting a fine if they don't send their kids to school in the Autumn.

In Sweden it is the law that all children should go to school. During the corona pandemic those aged over 16 have had teaching moved online during the spring, but all others must still attend, even if they have family members in a risk group. There are only a very few special exceptions.

Now 300 parents have started a Facebook group to protest over municipalities reporting families to social services when children don't go to school.

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