The school of Saint Canute (Sct. Knud's skole) in the Danish town of Fredericia are exposed in the media. Corporal punishment, indecent elements as part of the education resulting in emotional damage to former students are among the headlines published.
What make matters worse is the fact that the victims are harassed by the supporters of the school on various social networks like Facebook. Supporters who have welcomed the so-called discipine based on methods which none of the supporters wanted to be known in public.
Internationally it sounds as very little compared with the Irish scandal surrounding the Magdalene asylums in Ireland or the Canisius - Kolleg in Berlin, Germany but it damages some of its former students in such a degree that they have been put on welfare benefits unable to take a job. It needs to be stopped.
The department of Education in Denmark have asked to be informed and it is hopefully a start for a probe into the conditions which ruled this school only a couple of years ago.
We will keep us imformed about this case and will continue to write about it.
If you have attended this school or any other religious school in Denmark and want to share actions taken against you which you believe was wrong, please feel free to contact us on this blog or other whistleblower blogs on the Internet.
This kind of emtional abuse needs to be stopped.
In a lot of countries legal actions have been taken against religious schools and group homes. The path how to shut them down has been shown. Denmark only needs to follow in their footstep in order to save children from a similar fate in the future.
- Factsheet about the school of Saint Canute (Fornits WIki)
- Factsheet about Magdalene Asylums (Fornits Wiki)
- Factsheet about the Canisius - Kolleg in Berlin (Fornits Wiki)