Boy, 6, Stabbed in Neck at School Because He Likes Pink
The boy, identified only as Oskar, was picked on because he liked pink clothes, nail polish and ballet, Jönköpings-Posten newspaper said. He had complained to his parents that classmates taunted him, calling him "gay" and a "girl."
The newspaper said Oskar was stabbed in an incident last week at the school. The knife used in the attack was blunt and the boy was not seriously hurt, but he had a noticeable injury on his neck, Jönköpings-Posten said, according to The Local, which carries Swedish news in English.
Staff at the school reportedly described the matter as a "small incident," The Local said.
Oskar's parents told Jönköpings-Posten they had yanked their son from the school and filed a complaint with the government agency that oversees preschools.
"I don't want to have my child at a school which considers a stab with a knife to be a 'small incident,'" the boy's mother said.