Outrageous Boy Suspended for Making 'Terroristic Threat' With Magic 'Hobbit' Ring
A Texas father is outraged after his fourth-grade son was suspended from school for making a "terroristic threat" with a magic ring.
Jason Steward said that his family went to see "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" last weekend.
His 9-year-old son Aiden then brought a "magic ring" to his class at Kermit Elementary School, telling another boy in a playful way that his ring could make him disappear, the Odessa American reported.
But school officials interpreted that as a threat and removed Aiden from the class.
“It sounded unbelievable,” Steward told the Daily News. “Kids act out movies that they see. When I watched Superman as a kid, I went outside and tried to fly.”
He said that his son has gotten three other in-school suspensions this year, including two for referring to another student's skin color.
School officials have not commented publicly on the matter.
Brian Kilmeade sat down with Dr. Keith Ablow and attorney Arthur Aidala to discuss the strange case (watch above).
Aidala said the suspension is literally "insanity," arguing that it's hard to see how this could be seen as a real threat.
Ablow noted that the child's past disciplinary issues may be the driving force behind the harsh punishment.