More proof that these are Heinlein’s Crazy Years, and we just live in them:
A 9-year-old Texas boy was suspended from school after threatening to use his “Hobbit” ring to make another student disappear, his father says.
Officials at Kermit Elementary School in Winkler County, Texas, said Aiden Steward made a terroristic threat when he told another classmate that he could make him vanish using a ring from the fictional Mount Doom from J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth legendarium, the boy’s father, Jason Steward, told the New York Daily News.
The principal said threats, real or imagined, to another child’s safety would not be tolerated, Mr. Steward said.
The principal’s name is Roxanne Greer, and ruthless mocking is too good for her — although it might be a good place to start.