saurons ring

The one ring, to unite them all from the Lord of the Rings movies. Thats right, a fourth grade student in Texas was suspended because he told a classmate that he had the one ring and it could make a classmate disappear.

The school took this as a terrorist threat. Thats right a fourth grader with an imaginary ring from middle earth is a terrorist for using his imagination. Did he say Sauron was going to come and get him in the middle of the night?

The boy’s father went to the school principal to find out what was going on and was told:

[pullquote]threatening another child’s safety — whether the threats are magical or otherwise -—are not tolerated.

“I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend’s existence,” Steward told the News. “If he did, I’m sure he’d bring him right back.”

Apparently in Texas they take these threats seriously, since he has been suspended before, once for calling a fellow classmate black (who was black) and once for bringing a book to school which showed a drawing of a woman who was pregnant.

One Ring folks….one ring.