Fisksätra School Fire Aftermath
What really gets me about this is that according to the news, there have been repeated attempts by teens to burn the place down. Police and fire department were there and put out a small fire only 48 hours before the entire place went up in smoke. Someone has determinedly returned with arsonist's gear day after day until they got a real blaze going.
Why wasn't the place under guard? I guess because nobody took the threat seriously enough. The school was slated for demolition anyway, and nobody lived or worked there. But the cost of guarding it would have been far less than what we'll all have to pay for the 45 people who came on site with fire engines to put out the fire last night. And what we'll have to pay for the criminal investigation.
Having been a non-troubled teen myself, I have never understood troubled ones. "You fucking morons", is all I can say. Impatience and contempt is what I feel. "You useless bastards". And I guess that's really the problem. They really are useless to a society where you need years of training to gain the skills necessary for most of the few jobs that are available. Nobody has any use for a 17-year-old who doesn't want to go to high school. A few centuries ago they would have been apprenticed to learn a trade since they were twelve. I guess now they simply smoke weed, watch DVDs, burn down their old school and kick the shit out of random people in the street.
[More blog entries about crime, arson, Sweden; brott, brand, Fisksätra.]