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Texas school suspends 9-year-old for making ‘terroristic threats’ with magic ‘Hobbit’ ring

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posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 12:39 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel
That is my thought as well..trying to shun imagination.




posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 12:41 PM
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“all student stuff is confidential,”


student stuff? The administrator can't find a proper word for the situation.



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 12:45 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

What about "All student records are confidential."?

Absolutely dreadful.



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 12:45 PM
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a reply to: vonclod

Children are suppose to be encouraged to use their imagination. But it seems first they need to be taught where the thought police boundary is set. Geez.



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 12:52 PM
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originally posted by: vonclod
a reply to: Xtrozero
I wonder how long before onion rings will be outlawed at school?..food for thought



Just don't put one on your finger and you will be ok. I have 2 boys ages 14 and 11 and being an older dad I know what school was like in the 60s and 70s. Today it is ridiculous to what schools do these days to protect these young minds, here are a few...

1. Pointing a finger and thumb in the traditional gun mimic is suspension, whether you are trying to or not.
2. Tag is against school rules, too aggressive, and will lead to suspension.
3. No grades until 6th grade. My kids were reading Harry Potter in 3rd grade and with only a "below grade level", "at grade level", "above grade level" scores they both got "at grade level' in everything for 5 years. You know how hard it is to motivate when there is nothing to gain?
4. No scoring in sports until 6th grade....same as above...



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posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 01:13 PM
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a reply to: olaru12 Maybe the principle is one of the NINE? Or maybe precious made him do it?



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 01:19 PM
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Just no common sense anymore. Wouldn't you have to prove that "magic" exists first? before you punish someone for using it? Dumb. Dumb and more dumb. I am betting this kid plays "Lord of the Rings" around the house and home and in his neighborhood and no one feels threatened there.......

On the subject of public schools:

The inner city school high school, middle schools and elementary schools are filled with violent little kids. Not a majority mind you, still a 1 to 5% club kind of thing, but violent little barbarians to say the least. This is why we have police in the hallways and class rooms filled with undisciplined little brats that have never ONCE been taught self respect and respect for others at home. You wouldn't believe the stuff that comes out of these kids mouths. Unfortunately they wash out either in 7th, 8th or Freshman year of school and then become young criminals on the street.
I think our school system has been handcuffed so much by "concerned parents" that they can't even discipline children in school anymore.....all starts with one misinformed parent who thinks their special child should not have been paddled in school....and the dominoes start to fall. Don't get me started on the abilities of the average teacher either, however, I will agree that most are underpaid for the responsibility they have.

Don't get me started on the 70%+ enrollment in the free lunch program......don't even have to show anyone your income level for fear of being ridiculed or looked down upon.....70% on the free lunch program....there is a system getting abused by all.

....and we are worried about little Timmy playing "Lord of the Rings" in school......seems like the right thing to worry about.....idiots.




posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 01:21 PM
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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 hope they start locking up Christians who threaten children's eternal souls to hell, and promise that magical Jesus is coming back to destroy the planet!



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 01:25 PM
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Ridiculous. The kid was just indulging in a little fantasy. The other day I was getting a haircut and the comb flew out of the barber's hand. She said, "you did that". I responded, "most people just think they dropped it". Nobody arrested me for terrorism.
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posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 01:32 PM
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Yet another academic/intellectual failure.

The best and the brightest at it again !!



If we can't trust the "smart" people, who can we trust?




posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 01:52 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Cannot but admit, this Reich haz lozt itz marblez.



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 01:56 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Kermits a crap hole in the middle of nowhere in west Texas.

Must been the most excitement they've had in a decade.



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 01:57 PM
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originally posted by: roadgravel
Childhood is dead. The imaginary times many of us had as a youth are now unlawful or against some rule made up by a group of overly conservative, ignorant, fear filled people.


You know, I used to hate it when people said that my generation missed out on something or whatever, that their time was better. But the more we "progress", the more I'm starting to think that we might all have legitimate reason in a few decades (or just years?) to actually say that and be 100% right.

Kids today live on the internet, how sad is that?

Where I used to go out 10 years ago, it's dead and empty! Kids are at home in the weekends!

South Park has it all figured out, sadly, just look at one of the more recent episodes revolving PewDiePie and his followers, kids don't even play videogames themselves anymore!

They gather alright, on the internet!

And how much longer before they are told what they can say on the internet?




I'm fearful if they all fall for the indoctrination and limiting of speech, because they will most certainly give it up to preserve their internet rights!



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

Okay at this point..... You have to be joking..... Someone debunk this..... Seriously?


ID



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 02:05 PM
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originally posted by: Xtrozero

originally posted by: olaru12

Sounds more like Right wing fascist, control freaks to me!

I guess is't just a matter of perception.


That would be a good post in who do people feel which group wants more control over the populace. With the right I do not hear terms like nanny state or generic_01 control... Outside of abortions, which tends to be a moral issue on both sides, I really can't think of too many controls...


Well let me help you out with another example. state Rep. Todd Russ (R) House Bill 1125, would bar county judges from performing weddings requiring a preacher or minister of the Gospel, priest or other ecclesiastical dignitary to sign marriage certificates in order for them to be recognized.

The right is more prone to advocate biblical control. The bill will not stand if passed but it is an attempt none the less.



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 02:22 PM
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originally posted by: Grimpachi
The right is more prone to advocate biblical control. The bill will not stand if passed but it is an attempt none the less.


And that crap gets voted down because the average person sees it as stupid, now when you compare that to Obamacare it is like saying that a person who shoplifts a pack of cigs is the same as a bank robber since both are stealing. One is almost sad, the other scares the crap out of me.



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 02:32 PM
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Actually that sort of stuff gets passed pretty often but it doesn't stand because it is unconstitutional.


When politicians are more than willing to introduce laws that blatantly go against the constitution I find that scary.

So like Olaru said "I guess it's just a matter of perception".



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 03:23 PM
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Kids today live on the internet, how sad is that?





They gather alright, on the internet!



Yes, the kids.
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posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: Shakawkaw

That wasn't my post...



posted on Feb, 1 2015 @ 03:31 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Apologies



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