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binary solo said:
Well, in the school's defence, lots of 9-year old kids still believe in Santa with his flying reindeer, the Tooth Fairy and that the Easter Bunny lays eggs. So while threatening with a magic ring is laughable to us, to the child who was on the receiving end of the threat he/she might actually believe that magic rings are a thing. Hence that child might believe the threat is real and might have been very scared and traumatised by the ordeal.

Whether suspension was an appropriate response or not is a different matter, and one which needs to full context of the ringbearer's schooling history. But bringing the T word into it was completely out of order.


traumatised? for real?its a 9 year old kid, they dont get traumatised because some other kid tells em scary storys...

the most kids arent stupid, they learn that santa, sauron, the easter bunny, jesus, sanic, etc arent real.

 

and no, suspension is the wrong response, the teachers and the supernintendo should be FIRED.  they smoke crack, or are realy realy realy stupid, both isnt okay for teachers.



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generic-user-1 said:
binary solo said:
Well, in the school's defence, lots of 9-year old kids still believe in Santa with his flying reindeer, the Tooth Fairy and that the Easter Bunny lays eggs. So while threatening with a magic ring is laughable to us, to the child who was on the receiving end of the threat he/she might actually believe that magic rings are a thing. Hence that child might believe the threat is real and might have been very scared and traumatised by the ordeal.

Whether suspension was an appropriate response or not is a different matter, and one which needs to full context of the ringbearer's schooling history. But bringing the T word into it was completely out of order.


traumatised? for real?its a 9 year old kid, they dont get traumatised because some other kid tells em scary storys...

the most kids arent stupid, they learn that santa, sauron, the easter bunny, jesus, sanic, etc arent real.

 

and no, suspension is the wrong response, the teachers and the supernintendo should be FIRED.  they smoke crack, or are realy realy realy stupid, both isnt okay for teachers.

You have no idea the sheltered, warped and naive world some children live in. Children of certain backgrounds believe things like demonic possession and witchcraft are real, not just the benign things like Santa and the Easter Bunny. If the kid who was the "victim" is one of those types...and with Texas the likelihood is much higher than some states... then it is quite plausible that they would take a magic ring threat seriously.

When you always look at situations through your own lens of truth you will often dismiss other people's concerns because they have a different perspective on the world. What if the kid had threatened voodoo doll pinning rather than The One Ring disappearaing act? To my mind that is an equally ridiculous and empty threat, just as magicky and full of fantasy as the One Ring. But to some people voodoo is serious shit. If you threaten the wrong person in the wrong place with voodoo you are likely to have a bunch of people track you down and burn your house down with you in it. Perhaps in Texas you shouldn't threaten little kids with ring magic.

Was it an overreaction? Probably. It is as straight forward as most of you want to make it out. Almost certianly not.

Why would you fire the supernintendo? Is it because it never got a Hobbit game?



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binary solo said:
generic-user-1 said:


traumatised? for real?its a 9 year old kid, they dont get traumatised because some other kid tells em scary storys...

the most kids arent stupid, they learn that santa, sauron, the easter bunny, jesus, sanic, etc arent real.

 

and no, suspension is the wrong response, the teachers and the supernintendo should be FIRED.  they smoke crack, or are realy realy realy stupid, both isnt okay for teachers.

You have no idea the sheltered, warped and naive world some children live in. Children of certain backgrounds believe things like demonic possession and witchcraft are real, not just the benign things like Santa and the Easter Bunny. If the kid who was the "victim" is one of those types...and with Texas the likelihood is much higher than some states... then it is quite plausible that they would take a magic ring threat seriously.

When you always look at situations through your own lens of truth you will often dismiss other people's concerns because they have a different perspective on the world. What if the kid had threatened voodoo doll pinning rather than The One Ring disappearaing act? To my mind that is an equally ridiculous and empty threat, just as magicky and full of fantasy as the One Ring. But to some people voodoo is serious shit. If you threaten the wrong person in the wrong place with voodoo you are likely to have a bunch of people track you down and burn your house down with you in it. Perhaps in Texas you shouldn't threaten little kids with ring magic.

Was it an overreaction? Probably. It is as straight forward as most of you want to make it out. Almost certianly not.

Why would you fire the supernintendo? Is it because it never got a Hobbit game?


When children are playing harmless pretend games in school or at home, and if one of them just so happens to believe in something that is fake, the best thing to do is to just tell them it is not real.

Now suspending this kid will only make the situation worst, because now the freaked out kid will get more freaked out because now he has a legitimate reason to freak out. The school handle this poorly.



binary solo said:
generic-user-1 said:


traumatised? for real?its a 9 year old kid, they dont get traumatised because some other kid tells em scary storys...

the most kids arent stupid, they learn that santa, sauron, the easter bunny, jesus, sanic, etc arent real.

 

and no, suspension is the wrong response, the teachers and the supernintendo should be FIRED.  they smoke crack, or are realy realy realy stupid, both isnt okay for teachers.

You have no idea the sheltered, warped and naive world some children live in. Children of certain backgrounds believe things like demonic possession and witchcraft are real, not just the benign things like Santa and the Easter Bunny. If the kid who was the "victim" is one of those types...and with Texas the likelihood is much higher than some states... then it is quite plausible that they would take a magic ring threat seriously.

When you always look at situations through your own lens of truth you will often dismiss other people's concerns because they have a different perspective on the world. What if the kid had threatened voodoo doll pinning rather than The One Ring disappearaing act? To my mind that is an equally ridiculous and empty threat, just as magicky and full of fantasy as the One Ring. But to some people voodoo is serious shit. If you threaten the wrong person in the wrong place with voodoo you are likely to have a bunch of people track you down and burn your house down with you in it. Perhaps in Texas you shouldn't threaten little kids with ring magic.

Was it an overreaction? Probably. It is as straight forward as most of you want to make it out. Almost certianly not.

Why would you fire the supernintendo? Is it because it never got a Hobbit game?



Believing in magic is totaly normal in 4th great, but it doesnt traumatises kids or hurt em in anyway. vodoo is something different, some people realy believe in vodoo, sure its not real, but its a different case than lotr(nobody thinks lotr is real). and its clearly one of the most stupid overreactions ever. we are talking about a kids that told another kid that he has a magic ring. how can you take these teacher for real after this, thay smoke crack, all of em. there is no other way they could be so delusional if they dont smoke crack like a canadian mayor... thats why supernintendo... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orP4WZQdi0k and the snes had a lotr game

binary solo said:
Well, in the school's defence, lots of 9-year old kids still believe in Santa with his flying reindeer, the Tooth Fairy and that the Easter Bunny lays eggs. So while threatening with a magic ring is laughable to us, to the child who was on the receiving end of the threat he/she might actually believe that magic rings are a thing. Hence that child might believe the threat is real and might have been very scared and traumatised by the ordeal.

Whether suspension was an appropriate response or not is a different matter, and one which needs to full context of the ringbearer's schooling history. But bringing the T word into it was completely out of order.

Wait....they're not real?



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I'm lucky most of my school days were pre-Columbine, I'd have been expelled in a heartbeat if I were a kid these days.



I thought this is going to be about Saudi Arabia and their beheading of people accused of Witchcraft.
Stay classy America



Terrorism is magic!

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Kids can't be kids. Stopping kids' imagination is terrible. This just in, it sounds bad, but kids pretend to kill one another. How many times did you pretend to sword fight or gun fight when you were little? I had great fun as a kid playing Star Wars with friends; and we would regularly pretend to hack our limbs off. None of us are murderers. I had a purple click and flick lightsaber, they were on shelves over a decade ago when the prequels were out, they've sadly been discontinued.



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