Archive for: October 2015

Sweden Shaken By Violent School Attack

The country of Sweden watched the evening news as shock came after a student, dressed for Halloween wielding a sword, killed a teacher and a student. Investigators claim the attack may have political roots.

trollhattan school attack

School attacks in Sweden are rare. The entire country watched the events in Trollhattan with impending worry as school attacks in the country were rare.

Halloween Scare

Investigator Thord Haraldsson said the attacker had a “racist motive” they are looking into for verification.

The 21-year-old attacker posed for a photograph that he posted in social media before he went on his rampage.

According to Swedish media, the attacker, who has yet to be named by the police, the suspect’s social media accounts suggested his heavy interest in Hitler, Nazi Germany and his hostility towards other races, particularly Islam and immigration.

Students were immediately attacked after the assailant stabbed a teacher.

Police arrived about 10:10PM local time before they gunned down the attacker in the class hallways.

A Black Day For Sweden

Shocked Swedish arrived with frowns and tears to the school offering their respects, lighting candles and bringing flowers for the teacher and student who died of multiple stab wounds. A 15-year-old and 41-year-old teacher remain in a serious condition in the hospital.

Swedish Prime Minister King Carl Gustaf said he was “in shock” and he learned the events in Trollhattan “with great dismay and sorrow”.

Patient’s Safety Compromised By Junior Doctors’ Contract

Former Conservative Health Minister Dr. Dan Poulter said the Tory Government’s proposal for junior doctors could mean trouble for patients.

The once-Health Minister explained:

“There was … a recognition by the Department of Health that now appears to have been lost: that better pay and work-life balance incentives were needed to ensure doctors were attracted to A&E and other gruelling specialities.”

Junior doctors are facing proposed pay cuts. But Dr. Poulter said it is more than just money. The contract forced doctors to work excessive hours where fatigue could compromise the quality of their professional integrity.

Working for 12 hours for seven days, the human body could start to feel fatigue settle in.

Dr. Poulter said the government’s original platform, which was to achieve a good work-life balance, is being offset by its interest to save more than £22 billion from the health industry. According to the former Health Minister, the Junior Doctors’ working conditions and pay were “ways to close the gap” that is both unjustified and unfair.

However, the UK Department of Health said Dr. Poulter’s interpretation is widely erroneous.

A spokesman said:

“Our proposals will mean average pay will not go down and there is no intention to increase working hours,” a spokesman said.

“In fact, we want to offer more safeguards over total hours worked for junior doctors than ever before.

“We call on the Junior Doctors Committee to re-enter negotiations and work with us to put in place a new contract that’s safe for patients and fair for doctors.”