College Rejects Breivik's Application
Mass killer wanted to enroll online at University of Oslo
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 7, 2013 9:10 AM CDT
Anders Behring Breivik smiles as he arrives in court in 2012.   (AP Photo/Heiko Junge/NTB scanpix, Pool)

(Newser) – Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik won't be a college student after all. The University of Oslo has rejected his application to study in its political science program online from prison, reports the AP. The school says Breivik's "qualifications do not suffice," and it surely didn't help his case that he didn't finish the equivalent of US high school, reports Global Post. Still, it doesn't sound like Breivik will be giving up. "He studied mathematics this summer and will certainly study other material to reach the required level," says his lawyer. Breivik massacred 77 people in Norway two years ago; he's serving a 21-year sentence.

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Feb 14, 2014 4:18 PM CST
despite the 21 year sentence this guy is probably going to stay inside forever. i know it's frustrating to here that he's living in pretty decent conditions, but that's just because in the US our prisons are designed to punish while in Norway their prisons are designed for rehabilitation. This is why Norway's recidivism rate is 20% and ours is 68% and we have 715 prisoners per 100,000 versus Norway's 64. even though it doesn't appeal much to our sense of justice, treating criminals like human beings seems to lead to less crime.
Aug 8, 2013 2:38 PM CDT
Aug 7, 2013 5:40 PM CDT
It is a shame that they waste any resources to teach him at all. It is kind of sick that the government collects taxes from his victims to pointlessly further his education