Last week, we posted a story about a little boy being suspended after he threatened a girl in his class with a pocket knife. And while we do believe that suspension was warranted, we feel the exact opposite with the ridiculous case down below.
9-year-old Aiden Steward was suspended from the Kermit Elementary School after making a “terroristic threat”.
Sounds bad, right? But little Aiden didn’t threaten to bomb the school or anything like that. His threat was telling another student that he possessed a magic ring that could make him disappear. He got the idea after watching the latest and final Hobbit film with his father.
The boy’s father, Jason, told the New York Daily News that his son didn’t mean anything by it. He was simply acting out a scene from the movie.
“Kids act out movies that they see. When I watched Superman as a kid, I went outside and tried to fly. 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.”
The Principal of the school refused to comment on the suspension. “All student stuff is confidential.” She said. Jason has requested, in writing, a detailed explanation as to how his son’s magical threats were considered to be terroristic.
The school district claims he will receive a letter in the mail soon…