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Old 09-16-15, 03:52 PM
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Muslim Teen brings clock to school.. gets arrested

What's up with you guys? This is all over the internetsweb!!

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MUSLIM BOY, 14, ARRESTED FOR MAKING CLOCK MISTAKEN FOR BOMB

IRVING, Texas (AP) -- A 14-year-old Muslim boy has been arrested in North Texas after a high school teacher decided that a homemade clock he brought to class could be a bomb.

Ahmed Mohamed, who enjoys tinkering with electronics, proudly took the clock to MacArthur High in Irving on Monday.

But one teacher raised concerns that it looked like a bomb, prompting the school principal and several police officers to question him, search his belongings and march him from the school in handcuffs.

Police don't believe the device is dangerous, but say it could be mistaken for a fake explosive.

Mohamed was suspended from school for three days, but he has not been charged.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is investigating, saying the incident is typical of the negative attitudes toward Muslims in Irving.
So of course everyone is going to freak out about this but I guess the alarm on this thing went off during class and when he opened it there was a bunch of wires and stuff so the school too precautions since it wasn't immediately obvious what it was. So they were cautious about it.. which is outrageous.

Anyhow Obama has reached out to the kid now and invited him to the white house. He's a national hero to be sure.
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Re: Muslim Teen brings clock to school.. gets arrested

So, how do you tell the time?
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You can buy those kits on ebay for $10. whoop de do...
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Re: Muslim Teen brings clock to school.. gets arrested

So .. I understand he is interested in science and electronics - but no one thought it would be a bad idea to build a clock out of a briefcase?

I could see how it might cause some people to freak out a bit ...

The handcuffs were excessive, but this is the zero-tolerance world we seem to live in now.
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Re: Muslim Teen brings clock to school.. gets arrested

Originally Posted by General Zod View Post
So they were cautious about it.. which is outrageous.
They were cautious about it, as they should have been. And then, even when they knew what it was, the school suspended him for three days and had him arrested by the city police and hauled away in handcuffs anyway to be fingerprinted at a juvenile detention center.

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So, how do you tell the time?
The long panel that's tilted downward is an LED display.
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So .. I understand he is interested in science and electronics - but no one thought it would be a bad idea to build a clock out of a briefcase?
Not a briefcase. It was a Vaultz pencil case, about the size of an iPad Mini and a couple of inches thick.

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Originally Posted by Screwadu View Post
So, how do you tell the time?
Look at your phone like everyone else.
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I see that one of his fellow Muslim terrorists has invited him over for dinner, or something.
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No worries, the lawyers are on the case! Cha Ching!

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Must suck to live in such constant fear.

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Which is funny, since Obama's jailed/killed plenty of innocent muslims.
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Originally Posted by General Zod View Post
So of course everyone is going to freak out about this but I guess the alarm on this thing went off during class and when he opened it there was a bunch of wires and stuff so the school too precautions since it wasn't immediately obvious what it was. So they were cautious about it.. which is outrageous.
That's kind of a one-sided description of what's going on, don't you think? The kid was up-front about what he had; the teacher took it away from him and hung on to it (not the behavior I would expect if the teacher truly thought it was a bomb); 5 cops interrogated him and denied him access to his parents; they took him out of the school in handcuffs; and, as of this morning at least, they were still talking about charging him with perpetrating a bomb hoax despite the fact that he had explicitly and repeatedly said it was a clock.

If all the school did was take precautions, that would be one thing, but they went far beyond simply taking precautions.
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Celebrity astronaut and known Canadian Chris Hadfield has also reached out to Mohamed, inviting him to a science event in Tornoto next month.
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Sue the shit out that school and police department. They held him for hours without notifying his parents, so there's some rights violations thee, too.

Cha-ching for sure, and well deserved.
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Re: Muslim Teen brings clock to school.. gets arrested

Originally Posted by Mr. Salty View Post
They were cautious about it, as they should have been. And then, even when they knew what it was, the school suspended him for three days and had him arrested by the city police and hauled away in handcuffs anyway to be fingerprinted at a juvenile detention center.



The long panel that's tilted downward is an LED display.

Not a briefcase. It was a Vaultz pencil case, about the size of an iPad Mini and a couple of inches thick.
Ahhh . thanks for clarifying .. I've never heard of that kind of pencil case ..

I do think the school overreacted in this case - especially if they found out what it was and THEN had him cuffed.
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Re: Muslim Teen brings clock to school.. gets arrested

He should have went to school with this to really freak them out:

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What a sad, small, and pitiable country the United States is.
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Re: Muslim Teen brings clock to school.. gets arrested

Originally Posted by General Zod View Post
So of course everyone is going to freak out about this but I guess the alarm on this thing went off during class and when he opened it there was a bunch of wires and stuff so the school too precautions since it wasn't immediately obvious what it was. So they were cautious about it.. which is outrageous.
Because wires are something we should all fear, especially when they're packed in ...

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a Vaultz pencil case, about the size of an iPad Mini and a couple of inches thick.
Yeah, imagine how much explosive power you could pack in that. It might be as dangerous as a cherry bomb.
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Re: Muslim Teen brings clock to school.. gets arrested

If he gets a huge payday out of this, I'm going to adopt an Arab kid and encourage him to build a clock for show and tell.
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In today's era of "zero tolerance" at schools, does the fact that he's Muslim really make a difference? I don't think a blond-haired, blue-eyed Christian student who brings something to school that looks like a weapon is getting a mere slap on the wrist, either.
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Re: Muslim Teen brings clock to school.. gets arrested

Oh come on, you know if a blond haired blue eyed Christian kid brought in that clock and said it was a clock and never referred to it as anything but a clock, no one would have ever thought to detain him for bringing a weapon to school.
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If he gets a huge payday out of this, I'm going to adopt an Arab kid and encourage him to build a clock for show and tell.

Make sure you get a Muslim one. Not all Arabs are Muslim.
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Kid is just lucky the cops didn't kill him on the way to the police station.
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Oh come on, you know if a blond haired blue eyed Christian kid brought in that clock and said it was a clock and never referred to it as anything but a clock, no one would have ever thought to detain him for bringing a weapon to school.
I don't think a blond haired blue eyed Christian getting arrested for bringing something that looks like a bomb would garner national attention, but we live in a society where 6 year old kids can get thrown out of school for eating the corners off a pop-tart in a way that it looks like a gun; so I don't believe that any student who brings something that looks like a bomb to school ends with a hearty laughter and a "no harm, no foul" statement by teachers/admin.
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Sue the shit out that school and police department. They held him for hours without notifying his parents, so there's some rights violations thee, too.

Cha-ching for sure, and well deserved.
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In today's era of "zero tolerance" at schools, does the fact that he's Muslim really make a difference? I don't think a blond-haired, blue-eyed Christian student who brings something to school that looks like a weapon is getting a mere slap on the wrist, either.
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