Fourth-grader Aiden Stewart was suspended Friday for bringing what he claimed was the One Ring, forged by Sauron in the fires of Mount Doom, to school, the Odessa American reports. Stewart told a classmate the ring could make him disappear, which, if it really were the One Ring, it could.
Stewart's father Jason said the Texas family had recently seen The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. "Stewart said the principal said threats to another child's safety would not be tolerated—whether magical or not," according to the Odessa American. Kermit Elementary School principal Roxanne Greer declined to comment to the paper.
"I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend's existence," Jason Stewart wrote in an email to the New York Daily News. "If he did, I'm sure he'd bring him right back."
This is the third time Aiden has been suspended this year. His father told the Daily News that Aiden was suspended once for referring to another student as black and another time for bringing The Big Book of Knowledge, a children's encyclopedia to school, which his teacher discovered contained an illustration of a pregnant woman.
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