Boy, 9, suspended for saying he could make classmate ‘disappear’ with Hobbit ‘one ring’

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TEXAS -- A boy in Texas was suspended from school all because of his Hobbit 'one ring.'

The suspension happened after Kermit Elementary School officials say 9-year-old Aiden Steward said he could make a classmate 'disappear'.

School officials called it a threat.

Aiden’s father says the family had just watched the most recent Hobbit movie, and that's what inspired Aiden’s imagination.

In an e-mail, his father wrote: "I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend's existence."

The school has declined to comment.

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7 comments

  • melleeboo

    SMH. Now a days it seems like these schools will suspend a student for anything and everything. What happened to the days when you had to do something awful to get suspended.

  • Richard Jackson

    Will there ever be an end to the mindless PC mentality of school administrators, who prove again what dolts they are when common sense should rule.

  • Bob Roberts

    In order to suspend someone for making a threat, the threat should need to be credible in the first place. Of course, that would require logical thinking, something that’s in extremely short supply these days.

  • Zebra Stripes

    I knew this had to have happened in a Red state. I’m sure he would have been OK if he just brought his dad’s gun to school instead.

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