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School suspends nine-year-old for 'making a terroristic threat' involving magic from Lord of the Rings

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(NaturalNews) A nine-year-old was suspended for a day for "terrorizing" a fellow pupil at Kermit Elementary School in Odessa, Texas, a fast growing small city of a little over 100,000 residents a few hundred miles or so west of Waco, Texas.

It seems that the boy, nine-year-old Aiden Steward, brought one of the rings he uses for magic tricks to school and play-acted (supposedly) what he had seen only days before with a family viewing of The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. In that movie was a magic ring that allows its wearer to turn invisible.

So Aiden reportedly went up to another kid in school and claimed that he could make that kid disappear with the ring and use the ring's power to rule over everyone there. Hmmm, whether this was exaggerated or taken out of context is unknown.

The principal had him suspended for committing a terrorist act, the NY Daily News reported, and the slant was how it was a gross exaggeration of child play.

Aiden Steward: Three-time loser at Kermit

But it could be considered kind of weird if Aiden was serious and actually scaring the other kids. Apparently, school officials fear he could wind up like one of the Columbine teen killers in a few short years. And this wasn't the first time he had been suspended for a day during the six months he was attending Kermit Elementary.

He had been suspended for referring to a black kid's skin color as black once, and another suspension was for bringing his favorite book, The Big Book of Knowledge, to school. That book contained a section on pregnancy.

Remember, this is a children's book, not something encouraging teens to have more sex, and don't worry, there's always an abortion clinic nearby. "He loves that book," explained Aiden's dad Jason. "They were studying the solar system and he took it to school. He thought his teacher would be impressed."

It's beginning to appear that perhaps the fourth-grade teacher has it in for Aiden. These things do happen no matter how "well trained" school district bureaucrats claim teachers are.

So this last short suspension was for the Hobbit ring of power caper, threatening the other kids with vanishing them and attempting to rule them all. It all seems grossly exaggerated on the surface. But do we know what attitudes little Aiden was displaying, the energy or vibes he was putting out?

Aiden was claiming that he could and would make a classmate disappear by holding a ring forged in fictional Middle Earth's Mount Doom, and he was doing that with a ring from his magician kit. If that's the whole story and the classmate was freaked out while Aiden persisted with his nonsense, well, that's a different story.

But none of the media sources managed to get the classmate's part of the episode for this "human interest" story as filler news in a small Texas city, even on a slow news day.

Typically, the sources used for this story were lacking in details. But perhaps that's because Kermit and the school district were reticent and refused to discuss details because of Kermit Independent School District (KISD) confidentiality issues.

Maybe so, and maybe they just don't want to look like fools. And principal Roxanne Greer declined to comment to media queries.

Even Aiden's dad had problems getting details from the school. He and his wife were not even notified of the suspension. Evidently Aiden simply went home and said he was suspended for a day with no notification from the school. So Aiden's dad Jason demanded that the school send him something in writing about the suspension.

They did, but the explanation didn't satisfy Jason, and he's taking Aiden's suspension issues to the head of the school board.






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