Teachers, and cops, are supposed to be intelligent, right? Well 14-year-old Ahmed Mohammed’s can’t be too bright considering they arrested the teen for making a homemade clock that they mistook for a bomb.
Reports the Dallas Morning News:
Ahmed Mohamed — who makes his own radios and repairs his own go-kart — hoped to impress his teachers when he brought a homemade clock to MacArthur High on Monday.
Instead, the school phoned police about Ahmed’s circuit-stuffed pencil case.
So the 14-year-old missed the student council meeting and took a trip in handcuffs to juvenile detention. His clock now sits in an evidence room. Police say they may yet charge him with making a hoax bomb — though they acknowledge he told everyone who would listen that it’s a clock.
In the meantime, Ahmed’s been suspended, his father is upset and the Council on American-Islamic Relations is once again eyeing claims of Islamophobia in Irving.
Islamophobia and stupidity clearly go hand in hands. Mohammed claims he was searched and interrogated, and wasn’t initially allowed to call his parents.
Since news of this farce broke, the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed has become a trending topic, with notable celebs like ?uestlove chiming in.
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Photo: The Dallas Morning News