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Swedish Eton Shut Down Over Bullying Rituals
Sweden's Eton has been shut down after two new boys were burned with an electric iron as part of an initiation ritual.
The country's school inspectorate closed down the Lundsberg School, which was attended by Prince Carl Philip, the youngest son of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf.
It is only the second time the body has ordered the immediate closure of a school.
The pupils who took part in the hazing ritual were reported to the police for their bullying over the weekend.
The boys who were subjected to the assault were said to have suffered only minor injuries.
The prestigious boarding school has been criticised several times in recent years by the inspectorate for failing to deal with bulling after pupils reported initiation rituals that degenerated into sexual assaults and other abuses.
The inspectorate said: "It's startling that something like this can happen in light of the measures the school has presented to the school inspectorate concerning its efforts to prevent violations."
Lundsberg was founded in 1896 and has about 200 boys and girls of junior high school and high school age.
It will now remain closed from Thursday for six months.
Lundsberg's board of directors said it had dismissed its chief executive effective immediately following interviews with students and staff involved in the weekend's incidents.