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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Another Example of Idiocy in Lower Education

     A 9-year-old boy in Kermit, Texas was suspended from school after he told a classmate he could make him disappear with a ring from Mount Doom, a fictional location in J.R.R. Tolkein's The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series. The fourth-grader had recently watched the film, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies and it sparked his imagination. According to his father, "My son lacks the magical powers to threaten his friend's existence. If he did, I'm sure he'd bring him right back."

     School officials at Kermit Elementary School took swift action and suspended the boy for making a terroristic threat.

"Texas Student Suspended Over Hobbit Ring," Fox News, February 3, 2015 

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