Just when we thought this could only happen in America:
(Chicago Sun-Times: June 30, 2008):
STOCKHOLM, Sweden--A school has confiscated an 8-year-old boy's birthday party invitations after they were handed out during class because it said it had a duty to ensure against discrimination.Apparently the young man had problems with some fellow students:
[His] father told the newspaper (Sydsvenskan) that the two classmates were not invited because one had bullied his son and the other had not invited his son to the classmate's birthday party.Maybe I'm old-fashioned, but, when I was a kid, we settled this stuff in the schoolyard.
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