Since the moment it was revealed that Newt Scamander was expelled from Hogwarts, a lot of questions were posed. Mainly, how did he keep his wand if he was expelled; and why does he say in his Fantastic Beasts book that he graduated from Hogwarts? Two weeks ago we broke the news of why Newt was expelled from Hogwarts – he took the fall for his best friend.
Extract taken from ‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them: Magical Movie Handbook’:
Newt grew up in England and fell in love with fantastic beasts at an early age. He attended Hogwarts, where he was placed in Hufflepuff House. He enjoyed learning about the training of magical creatures, as did his close friend Leta Lestrange. But one day, Leta went too far with an experiment that ended up endangering a fellow student’s life. Instead of allowing his good friend to get expelled, Newt took the blame for Leta and was expelled in her place.
Now, though, we finally have an answer to the wand question – Newt remained at Hogwarts.
During the movie, you may remember a scene between Newt and Graves in which the auror reads Newt’s details off some forms. Here’s what that form says (taken from ‘The Case of Beasts’):
Proposed expulsion from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry due to the illegal possession of a magical beast causing endangerment of human lifeand violation of animal welfare laws 101 and 304.
Magical beast: Jarvey, Level 3
Punishment: Expulsion from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
-The expulsion was never enforced – Hogwarts Professor Albus Dumbledore defended Newton resulting in his name being cleared.
-The Ministry of Magic Animal Welfare Department were also informed of the violation and required to rehome the magical creature.
Also of note is that this infraction happened in 1913 – making it either Newt’s 6th or 7th year at Hogwarts.
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