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Is Your Young Tolkien Fan a Felon?

By Eowyn @DrEowyn

The Hobbit was taught in my high school. Lord of the Rings used to be required reading at Harvard. But now it’s a crime. ~ TD


breitbart
CHILDHOOD CRIMINALIZED:
SUSPENDED IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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AP Photo / Jessica Webb Sibley

by MERRILL HOPE

A nine-year-old Texas schoolboy was suspended from his elementary school for posession of a “magic ring.” Remember the poptart gun? The Nerf gun? The Lego gun? The pointed finger gun? In another time, these typical childrens’ toys would have gotten as little notice as the old fashioned cap gun but in a world where the list of childhood offenses also includes possession of a novelty pen or a Hello Kitty bubble gun, it comes as little surprise that a Lord of the Rings “magic ring” would land Aiden Steward in suspension from his elementary school in Kermit, Texas.

Read whole story at http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/02/08/childhood-criminalized-suspended-in-elementary-school/


Yes a child was declared a criminal for wearing a Hobbit toy ring in grammar school. Let that sink in for a minute. 


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