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Nicholas, age 6, found explosives in the school yard

2019-08-10T20:10:06.277Z

Nicholas Kristensen was one of the children who found a bag of explosives at the Monbijous school's schoolyard in Malmö on Thursday. - We found it over there, it was paper rolls in which we put in the bush. Then we told the Miss and then there were police everywhere, Nicholas says.


Explosives were found last week at Monbijous School's school yard, two days in a row. On Thursday morning, a bag was found when several children were out playing. Nicholas Kristensen, age 6, was one of the children who played at school and discovered the bag.

"Here it was," says Nicholas, running off to a fence that encloses the school yard.

"It hung over here and was about this big," he says, showing with his hands.

Buddy found bag

He was playing in the yard with two friends when one of them suddenly saw the bag.

- There was a lot of paper rolls in and mud, I think it was a bomb. My friends took the rolls of paper and put them away and I told the girls, he says.

A larger area around the school was blocked off on Thursday and the national bomb shelter called to the school made the assessment that the bag contained explosives, but that it did not pose a danger in the form it encountered.

Nicholas called his mother Jessica Kristensen on Thursday and told them about the bag. Photo: Sanne Kleiner

Two days in a row

On Friday, another suspect was found inside the school, which was also found to contain explosives. According to police, a teacher should have noticed the item inside the school by Friday. According to the police, the two incidents are linked to each other.

"Very worried"

During the summer there has been leisure activities at the school. In just a few days, the summer holidays are over and the school starts again. Which means mixed feelings for Nicholas mom Jessica.

- As a parent, the world went under for me when I got the call from school and find out that my son of 6 years was with them when they found the bag with explosives, she says.

Now she wants the school to set up surveillance cameras or at least have more scans on the farms before the kids go out and play.

- It is the least you can ask for when it comes to security. It should not be normalized. This is a child and it should definitely not be exposed in any way. One should feel safe as a parent to leave their children in a safe environment, she says.

Source: svt

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