Teacher stabbed at NTI high school on "Efterlyst"
The Civil Courage Prize honours the individual and includes a monetary award of 100,000 crowns; it is awarded by the Swedish television programme, Efterlyst (Wanted), in collaboration with Stiftelsen tryggare Sverige (Safer Sweden Foundation).
When he entered the classroom, the student approached him and in an instant stabbed Christian Van Gil in the thigh. When he tried to stop the student, he was stabbed in the arm. The student turned to the class and headed for a classmate, who he also stabbed. The students started running out of the classroom, but because the door to the room was an escape door, it could not be locked.
– When everyone was out, I barricaded the door so he was unable to come out, says the teacher on "Efterlyst", which broadcasts on Viaplay and TV3.
Thanks to the barricade, the perpetrator was locked in the room and was unable to come out; he was stuck there until the police were able to arrest him a few minutes later.
The teacher and the student were taken to hospital. Christian van Gils was able to return to work the same day, but the student was seriously injured and remained in hospital.