The move came after several students of the Lundsberg school in central Sweden, whose alumni include Prince Carl Philip, the youngest child of Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf, were reported to the police for the hazing ritual over the weekend.
The school inspectorate said the school would be closed from Thursday for up to six months.
It is only the second time the inspectorate has ordered the immediate closure of a school, Sweden's TT news agency said.
Lundsberg was founded in 1896 and has about 200 boys and girls of junior high school and high school age.
Edited by Child of Bast, 29 August 2013 - 03:08 PM.