Should anyone be worried about this?
14-year-old Muslim student, Ahmed Mohamed will not be charged with possessing a hoax bomb because there’s no evidence that the boy meant to cause alarm at his school in Irving, Police Chief Larry Boyd said at a news conference.
Boyd said the clock that Ahmed built looked “suspicious in nature,” but that he considers the case closed.
He was then escorted from the school in handcuffs for further questioning by the police.
“We live in an age where you can’t take things like that to school,” Boyd said.
The boy’s family says Ahmed was suspended for three days. It’s not clear if he’ll be allowed to return to school now that police have said he won’t be charged.
Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, said that his son “just wants to invent good things for humanity. But because his name is Mohamed and because, of Sept. 11, I think my son got mistreated.”
The school did what it is supposed to base on the last 20 years of terror and destruction. Shootings, bombings, etc. I believe they overreach at times with expulsion for having Tylenol in a lunch box, but when a kid brings to school a device what could be construed as a bomb I will back them.
I hope they drop the suspension. Everyone in his engineering class ought to have a chance to look at Ahmed’s work. And an excellent discussion between students, teachers, other staff, police and parents could be had as a result of this incident. Kids and adults need to understand each other about what kinds of objects can frighten people and cause kid problems. This one deserves a school assembly. And a handout for kids to take home and show their parents.
Locally kids have been suspended for having water guns that were clearly water guns. When you have teenagers from all over this country that are Muslim turning into terrorists and ISIS you can not be nonchalant.
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h/t – CNN