An elementary school principal in rural West Texas suspended a fourth-grade boy because he allegedly made a terroristic threat.
More specifically, the boy brought a ring to Kermit Elementary School in Kermit, Texas and informed another boy that it was a magic ring, the Odessa American reports.
With the magic ring, the boy said, he could totally make the second boy disappear.
The boy with the magic ring had seen “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” with his family last weekend, noted the boy’s father, Jason Steward.
Roxanne Greer, the principal at Kermit Elementary, assured Steward that the boy’s threat to whip out magic and wipe another child off the very face of the earth was very serious and would not be tolerated. It was — somehow — a threat to another child’s physical safety, Greer declared.
Greer would not elaborate on her reasoning.
Even Gandalf weighed in on this. Ian McKellen, who played Gandalf in all six 'Lord of the Rings' movies, weighed in on his Facebook page.
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