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Teacher exposed to student violence in Oslo receives apology from Municipality

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In April, a teacher exposed to violence was promised NOK 350,000 in compensation and an apology from Oslo Municipality. On Wednesday, he received the apology.

Clemens Saers became disabled after he was attacked by a student in 2014 while he was teaching at Oslo Handelsgymnasium.

On Wednesday, he received a letter with an apology from Oslo Mayor Marianne Borgen (SV), Utdanningsnytt writes.

“Finally, on my 71st birthday,” Saers commented.

The compensation has not yet been paid, but it should be imminent.

Saers took legal action against the Municipality for failure to assess the risk related to the student and for not informing the teachers about the student’s history of violence.

In April this year, Oslo City Council decided that Saers should receive NOK 350,000 in compensation, as well as an apology for the way the case has been handled.

The student was sentenced to six months in prison for the violence against Saers, the newspaper Dagsavisen writes.

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2 Comments on "Teacher exposed to student violence in Oslo receives apology from Municipality"

  1. What caused the delay? Has anything been learned?

  2. Pay him his money and stop the nonsense.

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