A little boy in Texas has been suspended after he told his classmate he could make him disappear with a ring from ‘Mount Doom,’ a fictional location in ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ series. Yes, suspended for using his imagination!
A young Texan boy’s love for The Hobbit has gotten him into trouble with his school officials. Aiden Steward, 9, has reportedly been suspended from his elementary school in Winkler County, Texas, for bringing in a replica ring from the franchise and making fantasy threats. Harmless and playful — or a serious threat? The school felt like it was the latter — see what you think after you read the whole story.
‘Lord Of The Rings’: Boy, 9, Suspended For Threatening Classmate With Replica Ring
Aiden Steward recently brought a ring to his elementary school after seeing The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies, but what would seem harmless to anyone else, didn’t quite sit well with the faculty at the Texas school.
The fourth-grader allegedly threatened another child that he could make them invisible with his One Ring. He naively believed he had special abilities and that he had to power in the palm of his hand with the magical ring from the movie. What kid wouldn’t want a ring to rule them all?
Aiden put the ring on his friend’s head and said he could make him “disappear,” according to the Daily News.
School officials at Kermit Elementary School took immediate action and reportedly suspended the little boy for making a terroristic threat. They explained to Aiden’s father that they couldn’t be too careful when it comes to a student ‘threatening’ another peer. Aiden’s father feels the school’s reaction is more than bit overboard
“I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend’s existence,” Jason Steward told his son’s school in an email. “If he did, I’m sure he’d bring him right back.”
Seriously. We have to agree with Jason on this one. Aiden was only doing what most kids do, acting out what he has have seen in movies and role playing his favorite character.
This Isn’t Aiden’s First Offense
What was really interesting about this story, however, is that this isn’t the first time Aiden has been suspended by the school — it actually is his third!
Previously, he was removed from school for referring to a classmate as black and for bringing to school a copy of his favorite book, The Big Book of Knowledge. The school didn’t like that fact it contained a drawing of a pregnant woman.
Hopefully, little Aiden doesn’t get into any more trouble!
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers, did Kermit Elementary School go overboard by suspending Aiden Stewart.
— Brittany King