We’ve all heard of the lengths that schools go to enforce their zero tolerance policies against violence. Children have been expelled for butter knives and even drawing pictures of guns. Now, one nine-year-old boy has been suspended from school, for threatening to make someone disappear through the magic of the One Ring.
Here’s what the NY Daily News had to say about it:
“It sounded unbelievable,” the boy’s father, Jason Steward, told the Daily News. He insists his son “didn’t mean anything by it.”
The Stewards had just watched “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies” days earlier, inspiring Aiden’s imagination and leading him to proclaim that he had in his possession the one ring to rule them all.
Surprisingly, this incident did not happen in Florida, but in the town of Kermit, Texas.