I was watching Fantastic Beasts and where to find them when Lumos shined above my head. It states in FB that if a wizard oppresses their power then it will turn into an obscurial/obscurios. This lead me to think that Hogwarts didnt want Harry to become an obscurios. This is because obscurioses are powerful forces that can cause a lot of havoc, and with Harry being a horcrux and having a part of Voldemort in him then he would be a very, very powerful obscurios.

Is this a reasonable reason? Or did Hogwarts just not want Harry to suffer with the Dursleys?

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    Harry was not an obscurus since he was not traumatized to the extent that Ariana Dumbledore or Credence Barebone were - he had the same amount of control over his powers as any other wizard. Feb 16 '17 at 17:14
  • related: scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/145472/…
    – Edlothiad
    Feb 16 '17 at 17:14
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    Harry's not a Horcrux
    – user31178
    Feb 16 '17 at 18:28
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    Harry is neither a Hurcrux nor an Obscurius.
    – ibid
    Feb 16 '17 at 19:13
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    Someone pinged me? ;)
    – Adamant
    Feb 16 '17 at 20:07

Harry was not at risk of becoming an Obscurial because he was not repressing his magic. (From JK Rowling's new website: Why didn’t Harry Potter develop an Obscurus? An Obscurus is developed under very specific conditions: trauma associated with the use of magic, internalized hatred of one’s own magic and a conscious attempt to suppress it. http://www.jkrowling.com/welcome-to-my-new-website/ )

Hogwarts is the only school in the UK for wizards.

Hogwarts is the safest place in the UK for wizards - this is the main reason that it was important that he went: to be safe and under Dumbledore's close supervision. (Hagrid says: "There's no place safer than Gringotts, except maybe Hogwarts")

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    And Harry was enrolled at Hogwarts before his birth by his parents
    – iammg
    Feb 20 '17 at 14:40

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