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
Kid's Game of Thrones Shirt Gets Dad Suspended
She will take what is hers, with fire and blood.   (HBO via YouTube)

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. (More strange stuff stories.)

Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.