bringing the stupid bigtime:
Kermit Elementary School officials called it a threat when the
9-year-old boy, Aiden Steward, in a playful act of make-believe, told a
classmate he could make him disappear with a ring forged in fictional Middle Earth’s Mount Doom.
No, really. Not kidding. And the stupid gets even bigger!
Kermit Elementary Principal Roxanne Greer told the Odessa American
that she could not comment on the suspension, because “all student
stuff is confidential,” but Steward said that she told him that any and all threats to a child’s safety — including magical ones — would be taken seriously by the school.
He also said that he requested, in writing, a detailed explanation as
to how his son’s statements constituted a “terroristic threat,” and
that he was told by a representative of the Kermit Independent School
District that the school would mail him a letter.
In a way, that last is good; get the stupid in writing.
Texas, what the hell is going on down there? First telling kids to drop their pants in public, and now this?