Prince Carl Philip is among the graduates of Lundsberg, in Värmland. Photo: Ulf Palm/Scanpix

Convicted pupils not expelled from Lundsberg

The two pupils found guilty of burning a younger boy with a hot iron will not be expelled from their elite boarding school, reports Swedish Radio News.

On Friday the two 18-year-olds were sentenced to pay fines and compensation, for causing second-degree-burns as part of a so-called hazing ritual in a school dormitory.

A spokesman for the school board say the two teenagers will be allowed to continue at the school, since expelling them would mean punishing them again. He says they have already had to leave the school to meet therapists for support during the court case.

Spokesman Johan von Schéele says the school is working hard to reform its attitudes and traditions, in order to make sure that a similar incident does not happen again.

Hazing rituals, long a part of the school culture, have already been banned at Lundsberg.

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