A school teacher in the small town Västervik was kicked out after only one week’s employment because the school found out that he played in a heavy metal band, reported the Swedish Broadcasting Corporation on 24 June 2008.
The school headmaster, Sven Torstensson, did not approve of the song lyrics of the new teacher’s heavy metal band – lyrics which, according to the headmaster, were desillutioned and marked by blood, death and appraisal of suicide.
Life is meaningless
Before the teacher had even started working, he was informed that he was not welcome any more. The sole reason for the rapture of the contract was the lyrics of his heavy metal band.
Not a proper chance
The teacher has pressed charges against the headmaster for violating his right to freedom of expression. However, on 27 June, the newsagency TT reported that the case will not be investigated any further.
Hinterland, an album by Blodsrit - the band of the fired teacher
|Listen to the music|
Blodsrit on MySpace
Visit the homepage of the teacher’s blackmetal band
Swedish Broadcasting Corporation, ‘Mitt i Musiken’ – 24 June 2008:
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