This is so ridiculous!
A little kid was playing make believe with a friend when his Texas elementary school decided to suspend him for it.
Well, it all started when Jason Steward took his son Aiden to see The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies.
His son, like most kids after seeing a Tolkien movie, was all about playing fantasy. Jason said:
“Kids act out movies that they see. When I watched Superman as a kid, I went outside and tried to fly.”
Exactly! So it’s no shocker that Aiden brought a ring to school and put it on a friend’s head and told him he’d make him invisible like Bilbo Baggins!
If you’re not familiar with the movies:
1. What the f***? How can that be?
2. it’s all about a ring of power that can make people invisible. (And drive everyone crazy too. Hmm…)
Apparently claiming he had magic powers was enough to get this young man suspended!
His father, obviously upset at the ridiculousness, wrote an email that said:
“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.”
Props to that father for not flipping the hell out!
Just for a little context, Aiden already got an in-school suspension for referring to a classmate as ‘black’ (instead of African-American we guess?) and for bringing his favorite BOOK to school!
He brought The Big Book of Knowledge to school. It’s a children’s encyclopedia, but because of an illustration of a pregnant woman, he got in trouble.
Aiden got in big trouble at school because he plays with his friends and loves to read freakin’ encyclopedias.
If this Texas school’s plan is to fast track their students straight into the ground, then congrats, mission accomplished.