Teachers complain at head’s exorcise regime

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Teachers at a fundamentalist Christian school in Norway are complaining that the headmaster keeps trying to exorcise them.

The accusations were revealed in a report on the private Skjaergard’s School by the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority.

Previously, the school was criticised by the same body for listing Jesus Christ as its executive manager, reports Nettavisen.

Three teachers, Borre Olsen, Ingunn Metveit Olsen and Kristin Ofsdahl Haga, say Pastor Glenn Rasmussen twice tried to free them from ‘evil spirits’ during working hours.

Borre Olsen said: “He led me to the end of the room, and there he grabbed around my stomach and started yelling loudly.

“He kept on for about 10 minutes, while I didn’t know what to do, so I just stood there. I didn’t feel possessed by evil spirits, and thought there are no limits to what you are going to experience in life.”

Pastor Glenn Rasmussen has so far declined to comment. The school described the inspection report as “very subjective, one-sided and biased”.

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