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A fourth grader in Kermit, Texas was suspended for making “terroristic threats” after allegedly telling a classmate that he had a “magic ring” that could make the boy disappear, the Odessa American reports.
According to Kermit Elementary School officials, 9-year-old Aiden Steward told a classmate that he possessed a magic ring forged in Mount Doom — a fictional location from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings series.
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.
“I assure you my son lacks the magical powers necessary to threaten his friend’s existence,” he added. “If he did, I’m sure he’d bring him right back.
California-school mind control: grades for “Gratitude”
Across the state, report cards are undergoing a sea change in how students are measured for academic performance. Where teachers once graded students [only] on traditional math or English skills, they now judge attributes such as grit, gratitude or being sensitive to others… Districts are changing their report cards to reflect the new Common Core State Standards…”
In case I need to point this out: a child of eight isn’t naturally gushing gratitude and sensitivity toward others. In schools, these are taught values, and they are now attached to report-card grades. The child is being conditioned to behave in prescribed ways, in order to earn a “gold star.”
It’s all synthetic, artificial. It’s operant conditioning. The baffled clueless child learns to take cues. He learns to speak certain “grateful sensitive” words. He becomes a waddling little duck who’s taught how to quack. They all quack in concert.
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.
originally posted by: stosh64
I want off the crazy train
WTF is wrong with this country??
originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
My rural school district is now a prison thanks to the new breed of "enlightened" liberal PC nannies. Cameras, locked doors, state troopers, metal detectors, head counts, suspensions over bringing an MP3 on the bus, kids who live down the street can't go home for lunch because "we value the safety of our students". For over 50 years kids had freedom up here, the new breed came in and restrained all the kids with red tape.
Liberal PC nannies
Kermit Elementary Principal Roxanne Greer told the Odessa American that she could not comment on the suspension, because “all student stuff is confidential,”
originally posted by: olaru12
Sounds more like Right wing fascist, control freaks to me!
I guess is't just a matter of perception.