How much more pathetic do public schools in America have to GET before they just start imploding from the sheer level of STUPID?
This is actually being reported in the Odessa American:
A Kermit parent said his fourth-grade student was suspended Friday for allegedly making a terroristic threat.
His father, Jason Steward, said the family had been to see “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” last weekend. His son brought a ring to his class at Kermit Elementary School and told another boy his magic ring could make the boy disappear.
Steward said the principal said threats to another child’s safety would not be tolerated – whether magical or not. Principal Roxanne Greer declined to comment on the matter.
The principal declined to comment… because what in the hell else could she possibly say that would make her look any less idiotic at that point? Is there even anything?
This kid is nine-years-old, by the way.
While I understand that saying he’s going to make a classmate disappear might be considered not very nice, since it, oh, I dunno CANNOT POSSIBLY HAPPEN IN PHYSICAL REALITY AS WE KNOW IT, does that still technically make it a “threat”?
(Sorry for the caps there, but I can’t help it.)
I mean, did the principal ask him if he planned to use his magic ring to make the boy reappear before suspending him, or…?
If I threaten to make it rain magical rainbow unicorns, would Principal Greer also considering that a “terroristic threat”?
Oh, and apparently the boy has already gotten in-school suspension before for the high crime of “referring to another student’s skin color” and “for bringing a kids’ book about pregnancy to school.”
So apparently we are so politically correct now, we can’t talk about our skin color at all or bring children’s books to school about pregnancy (even though many of our schools across the nation are teaching children this boy’s age and younger all about abortions and masturbation under the guise of sex education).
(Can you believe this kid’s dad had to go on the record with, “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.”)
What else is there to even say at this point?
Once this sinks even lower (because yes, somehow, they’ll find a way) to a totally intolerable [amazon text=Idiocracy&asin=B000K7VHOG] level, and parents start pulling their children out en masse to homeschool them, you know the establishment will just outlaw homeschooling.
But in the meantime, these are the kind of people who are running our government indoctrination centers. People who have now deemed it appropriate to label a nine-year-old using his imagination as a “terrorist.”
UPDATE: Some smart-thinking commenters below decided to look up the information to contact this principal’s boss. Mr. Bill Boyd, Kermit ISD Superintendent, can be contacted by phone at (432) 586-1000 or via email at email@example.com.
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