This discipline measure may not have been made with Gandalf-level wisdom.
According to the New York Daily News, a nine-year-old boy in Texas was suspended from school for telling a classmate that he could make him vanish using J.R.R. Tolkien-inspired sorcery.
Fourth grader Aiden Steward last week apparently told his friend that he could make him invisible like Bilbo Baggins by placing the ring on his head ... and Kermit Elementary School officials deemed it a "terroristic threat," reports Odessa American.
Steward's father, though, just says it was harmless fun, inspired by their family viewing of "The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies" days prior.
"I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend’s existence," Jason Stweard wrote in an email. "If he did, I'm sure he'd bring him right back."
It kinda sounds like this kid hasn't been getting a fair shake recently. According to the Daily News, Aiden was previously suspended for bringing "The Big Book Of Knowledge" to school because it contains an illustration of a pregnant woman.