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Muslim Teen Is Detained Over Homemade Clock
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IRVING, Texas — A 14-year-old Muslim boy became a sensation on social media Wednesday and got an invitation to the White House after word spread that he had been placed in handcuffs and suspended for coming to class with a homemade clock that school officials thought resembled a bomb.

Police declined to seek any charges against Ahmed Mohamed, but his arrest and suspension ignited a wave of criticism of police and the school and raised suspicions that they had overreacted because of the boy's religion.

"I built the clock to impress my teacher, but when I showed it to her, she thought it was a threat to her. So it was really sad she took the wrong impression of it," Ahmed said at a news conference in front of his family's home.

Ahmed was pulled from class Monday and taken to a detention center after showing the digital clock to teachers at his suburban Dallas high school.

Irving Police Chief Larry Boyd said the clock looked "suspicious in nature," but there was no evidence the boy meant to cause alarm at school. Boyd considers the case closed.

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/09/16/us/ap-us-texas-muslim-student-arrested.html


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Posted 9/18/15
I know, it was in the news.
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To put an honors student in Handcuffs is kinda sad oh wondering if being Muslim had anything to do with it. I am glad kid is transferring to another school fuck that principal dumbass.
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Is that gonna be on his record? The arrest and stuff?
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OOOOOH, YEAAAAHH CRUNCHYROLL! DONT YOU DARE BE SOWAAA! CLAAAP FOR THE NEW DAY AND FEEEELL DA POWWAAAA!!

IT'S A NEW DAY! YES, IT IS!
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Posted 9/18/15 , edited 9/18/15
Pretty sure we already had a tread about this and I'm pretty sure I said at that point in time that this whole "controversy" is stupid. You bring a homemade contraption that looks like a bomb to school, people are probably going to freak out...
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Posted 9/18/15

onibrotonel wrote:

Is that gonna be on his record? The arrest and stuff?
As far as I know, no.
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Posted 9/18/15
To be fair, this is the first clock I've seen that look like this. I'm not surprised people got the wrong idea.



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byClear wrote:

To be fair, this is the first clock I've seen that look like this. I'm not surprised people got the wrong idea.





if it was closed and ticking, maybe that would worry people


but if a fully grown adult looks at that and thinks it's a bomb, that's retarded
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Posted 9/18/15
the POTUS tweet about this got over 400k RT. that's crazy. I wonder if black lives still matter?
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Gyava wrote:

if it was closed and ticking, maybe that would worry people

but if a fully grown adult looks at that and thinks it's a bomb, that's retarded
If it was ticking....
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Hes just practicing for his inevitable future job is all.
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Posted 9/18/15
This guy sums up my thoughts exactly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-yt-Xzf5RU
Schools everywhere suck big time. I wish they could fire anyone for doing stupid stuff like this without having to worry about tenure and teacher unions.

A few more examples of schools not using common sense

school suspend 7 yr old for biting his pop tart into what the teacher thought was a gun. "wish I was making this up"
http://www.ktnv.com/news/watercooler/194673111.html
or for saying bless you after someone sneezes
http://fox6now.com/2014/08/20/student-suspended-for-saying-bless-you-after-classmate-sneezed/

Is it too much to ask for decent teachers that actually have common sense?

As for this kid I hope his family brings a lawsuit against the school and the only reason i'm including the cops in this one is because they determined there was no threat but still kept him in handcuffs. I be happy if they fire the teacher that called it in, the principal who went ahead with the suspension and the officer who made the call to keep him in handcuffs.
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Posted 9/18/15

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Gyava wrote:

if it was closed and ticking, maybe that would worry people

but if a fully grown adult looks at that and thinks it's a bomb, that's retarded
If it was ticking....




ooo.. it's from Ikea..

i change my mind, blow it up now!!
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Posted 9/18/15

Gyava wrote:


byClear wrote:

To be fair, this is the first clock I've seen that look like this. I'm not surprised people got the wrong idea.





if it was closed and ticking, maybe that would worry people


but if a fully grown adult looks at that and thinks it's a bomb, that's retarded


Yes, paranoid teachers are usually retarded. The get upset if u pretend to have a gun with your fingers...
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