Behaviour among students in Swedish schools that was previously described as teasing and fighting has, during the last decade, become part of a legal discourse. The purpose of the present study was to investigate how school officials at nine schools described various measures taken to handle school violence. The results showed that the school official mainly reported physical violence to the police. However, reporting to the police was not necessarily linked to the degree of violence inflicted on students. Furthermore, the results show that professionals report to the police in order to underline clearly what behaviour is not tolerated.

Keywords: School, violence, student health team, juridification