News Muslim Kid In Texas Arrested Because His Homemade Clock Looked Like A Bomb

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    Texas 14-year-old arrested for bringing homemade clock to school after teacher said it looked like a bomb
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    A Texas high school freshman said he was arrested Monday after one of his teachers said a homemade clock he had brought to school looked like a bomb.

    The Dallas Morning News reported late Tuesday that Ahmed Mohamed, 14, had been suspended from MacArthur High School in Irving. Police said Wednesday that Mohamed would not be charged with a crime and they considered the case closed.

    “There’s no evidence to support the perception he intended to create alarm," Irving police chief Larry Boyd said.

    The incident went viral on social media and the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed was the top non-promoted U.S. trend on Twitter early Wednesday morning. Some supporters alleged Mohamed was arrested only because of his name, or the way he looked. Others claimed the situation was a case of Islamaphobia.

    Boyd said authorities would have reacted to the incident with the same caution if it had been a white student.

    "Our reaction would have been the same either way," he said. "That’s a very suspicious device. We live in an age where you cant take things like that to a school.”

    Mohamed told the News that he built the clock in about 20 minutes Sunday evening using a pencil case, a circuit board, and a power supply wired to a digital display. Mohamed said he showed it to his engineering teacher Monday morning.

    "He was like, 'That’s really nice,'" Mohamed told the paper. "'I would advise you not to show any other teachers.'"

    Later in the day, the News reported, Mohamed's English teacher complained when the clock beeped in the middle of a lesson. When Mohamed showed her the device after class, he claims she told him, "It looks like a bomb."

    "It doesn’t look like a bomb to me," Mohamed says he told her. The teacher kept the device, and the school's principal and a police officer pulled Mohamed out of class and brought him to a room where five other officers questioned him and searched his belongings.

    "It could reasonably be mistaken as a device if left in a bathroom or under a car," Irving police spokesman James McLellan told the News. "The concern was, what was this thing built for? Do we take him into custody?" McClellan admitted that Mohamed had always maintained the device was a clock and officers had no reason to believe the contraption is dangerous.

    Ultimately, the paper reported Mohamed was taken to a juvenile detention center, fingerprinted, and released to his parents, who claimed their son was singled out because he is Muslim.

    "He just wants to invent good things for mankind," Ahmed’s father Mohamed told the News. "But because his name is Mohamed and because of Sept. 11, I think my son got mistreated."

    The Council on American-Islamic Relations is investigating the incident. Alia Salem, the director of the organization's North Texas chapter, said the case "raises a red flag" and "seems pretty egregious."

    Boyd said he hopes the incident doesn't sully the relationship between Irving's Muslim community and the police department.

    "Obviously situations like this make it challenging as we work on relationships with a community," Boyd said. "We have spent a lot of time and energy and have worked well with our Muslim community. I do not expect that to stop.”
     
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    Should be a nice payday for him....
     
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    Little Mohammad is about to be a wealthy child.
     
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    If some kid with the last name of "Hitler" was lining up kids during recess, I'm guessing someone would give him a talking to.
     
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    No Picture of the Bomb ? :(
     
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    This is one of those anti-American taxpayer funded agencies (like la raza) that I hope President Trump/Cruz will disband or at least defund.
     
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    Hate to tell his dad but the clock has been invented a LONG time ago..
     
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    Of course he was singled out because he's Muslim. Blame the assholes who like to blow things up, not the people trying to protect children's lives.
     
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    The kid did kind of a dumb thing by bringing a device to school that could easily be mistaken for a bomb. But he's just a kid and kids make mistakes.

    The school administrators and law enforcement authorities did the right thing by first displaying an abundance of caution and ensuring the safety of all attending the school and then, dropping the matter completely once it was apparent that no harm was intended. Fuck those CAIR cunts if they think it should have been handled differently.

    Sorry, peaceful muslims, but this is the world you're creating for yourselves by not taking a more proactive role in reigning in the barbaric activities of your fundamentalist kin. :dontknow:
     
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    It was black. It was a big, black clock. The female teacher made him show it to her, and she was shocked by the size of it.
     
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    normally i m pro this is fucked up.. but what was he reason for bringing it to school?

    seems like he was trolling the staff if anything
     
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    My wife works in schools and kids get suspended all the time for bringing toy guns to school and they can call the police
    Of course this never makes the news because the kids are black and white

    This shit happens all the time in schools
     
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    Hilary has his back:

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    1. Why make a "clock" in an era where clocks are on everything?

    2. Why use a clock display to make a clock?

    3. Why put your "clock" in a case oversized for the needs of a clock, but one that looks specifically like bombs in movies?


    Like many Muslims, he may be enjoying tweaking the infidels by using their own system of freedom and law against them. Testing the waters to see how alarmed he can get them w/o doing anything illegal. You'd have to know his history at the school and his attitudes to know for sure. But they were correct to question him.
     
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    dude... grantee his parents put him up to this to troll the powers that be..
     
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    If Muslims are so peaceful and against terrorism, where is the huge Muslim anti-terrorist army?
     
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    Esos hijos de puta son racistas. Ningun estudiante con una camiseta con el logo de la NASA es una amenaza.
     
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