Texas Student Suspended After Threatening To Use Magic From “The Hobbit”
TEXAS (ODESSA AMERICAN) – A Texas parent said his fourth-grade student was suspended on Jan. 30 for allegedly making a terroristic threat.
His father, Jason Steward, said the family went to see “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” recently. Steward’s son brought a ring to his class and told another boy his magic ring could make the boy disappear.
Steward told the Odessa American the principal said threats to another child’s safety wouldn’t be tolerated – even if the threats were magical. The principal of the elementary school declined to comment on the issue.
“All student stuff is confidential,” the principal said.
Steward said he didn’t understand why his son was suspended from school and why the district didn’t just send a letter home.
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