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Tue Dec 15, 2015, 11:05 PM

 

Texas sucks again: Suspends student for using "magical" hobbit ring in terroristic threats

A nine-year-old boy has been suspended by officials at a Texas school because they believe bringing an imaginary Hobbit ring to class is an act of terrorism.

When Aiden Steward watched “The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies” earlier this week with his family, he naturally wanted to pretend to be a character from the film. Specifically, he pretended to be Bilbo Baggins, the hesitantly brave hero who acquires a magic ring from the creature Gollum in the first movie in the trilogy, which is based on a book written by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Forged at the fictional location of Mount Doom, it is “the one ring to rule them all,” giving the wearer the power of invisibility. The power of the ring aided Bilbo during his journey. So, Aiden brought a ring of his own to Kermit Elementary School and told his friends that they, too, could become invisible by using his ring. Again, the ring had no powers whatsoever, because this is reality.

More Tex-ass! Let them secede!


Kermit Elementary School in Texas have suspended a boy three times for three ridiculous reasons. They couldn’t handle an imaginary magical ring from a beloved work of fantasy fiction which is carried by many school libraries. They couldn’t handle a children’s book full of facts that help kids learn. And they couldn’t handle a nine-year-old boy knowing what color a classmate’s skin is.

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Reply Texas sucks again: Suspends student for using "magical" hobbit ring in terroristic threats (Original post)
Feeling the Bern Dec 2015 OP
uppityperson Dec 2015 #1
Feeling the Bern Dec 2015 #2
HubertHeaver Dec 2015 #3
Feeling the Bern Dec 2015 #4
newfie11 Dec 2015 #5

Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Tue Dec 15, 2015, 11:10 PM

1. This happened nearly a yr ago. Not saying it's ok, just old news.

http://www.snopes.com/info/news/onering.asp
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teward's father, Jason Steward, told the New York Daily News his son had just seen the The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies and was merely pretending he was in possession of the "One Ring," a powerful artifact forged in the fictional Mount Doom: "I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend's existence. If he did, I'm sure he'd bring him right back."

Principal Roxanne Greer declined to comment on Aiden's suspension, saying "all student stuff is confidential." Steward did not provide any documentation to Odessa American proving his son had in fact been suspended for attempting to wield the power of Sauron. Steward has reportedly requested the school send him something in writing explaining why his son was suspended.

While we cannot verify Aiden's story at this time, we should take a moment to ease the supposed concerns of Kermit Elementary School. The One Ring enables the ringbearer to become invisible, but does not allow the ringbearer to make other people invisible. Also, only those with sufficient willpower, namely elf-lords and extraordinary hobbits, can properly wield the One Ring.

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Response to uppityperson (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 15, 2015, 11:34 PM

2. It just popped up on my news feed today.

 

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 15, 2015, 11:50 PM

3. News travels slowly out there.

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Response to HubertHeaver (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 12:06 AM

4. Malaysia. . .eh. Just bare with me if I post something old.

 

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Response to Feeling the Bern (Original post)

Wed Dec 16, 2015, 12:48 AM

5. It's Texas! Nt

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