A 9-year-old boy who told his classmate he could make him disappear with a ring forged in Middle Earth's Mount Doom was suspended from his Texas elementary school.
Jason Stewart told the Daily News his son Aiden had recently watched "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies." He's certain that's what sparked his imagination.
"I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend's existence," Stewart wrote to the Daily News. "If he did, I'm sure he'd bring him right back."
But apparently administrators at Kermit Elementary School didn't see it that way. They suspended the fourth grader for making a "terroristic threat," according to Stewart.
When pressed by the Odessa American, the school would not comment on the allegations.
Aiden's father said this isn't his first bizarre suspension since moving to Kermit, Texas about six months ago.
He's also been in trouble for referring to another classmate as "black" and for bringing "The Big Book of Knowledge" to school. In addition to a chapter on the solar system, the children's encyclopedia has illustrations of a pregnant woman in it, Stewart said.