Kid's Game of Thrones Shirt Gets Dad Suspended
School official took it as a threat
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 18, 2014 1:51 PM CDT
She will take what is hers, with fire and blood.   (HBO via YouTube)

(Newser) – A New Jersey professor claims he was suspended over an online photo containing a quote from Game of Thrones that he says a school official perceived as a threat. Francis Schmidt is an art instructor at Bergen Community College. He says he was suspended for eight days after posting a photo in January of his 7-year-old daughter wearing a T-shirt with a quote from the HBO show that read: "I will take what is mine with fire and blood." Schmidt tells the Record that school officials questioned whether the reference was meant as a threat against a dean; the school has been embroiled in labor negotiations.

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dan6807
Apr 19, 2014 4:51 PM CDT
Who can say? Professors are very devious and this guy couldn't come right out with anything.
JTMullins
Apr 19, 2014 1:23 PM CDT
His mistake was assuming that the officials had ever read the books, or could.
true news
Apr 19, 2014 10:34 AM CDT
Arrogance and Ignorance are never far apart. When it is combined with the National Education Assoc.; as is the case in the majority of public college /university administration, everyone suffers at the hands of fools. Kind of like a country that taps a traffic control supervisor/ painter or community organizer/protest leader to try and lead the country, don't you think? The end result is chaos -division and destruction.