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Published On: Fri, Sep 18th, 2015

Ahmed Mohamed’s ‘homemade clock’ looks like a ‘bomb’ as PC police attack teacher

Police say they will not charge a 14-year-old Muslim boy whose teachers were alarmed when he brought a homemade clock to his Texas high school. The clock in a suitcase didn’t look like a traditional clock.

Teachers alerted the police because they thought the clock resembled a bomb.

Irving police Chief Larry Boyd said during a news conference Wednesday that Ahmed Mohamed will not be charged with possessing a hoax bomb because there’s no evidence that he meant to cause any harm.

This photo provided by the Irving Police Department shows the homemade clock that Ahmed Mohamed brought to school, Wednesday, Sept.16, 2015, in Irving. Police detained the 14-year-old Muslim boy after a teacher at MacArthur High School decided that the homemade clock he brought to class looked like a bomb, according to school and police officials. The family of Ahmed Mohamed said the boy was suspended for three days from the school in the Dallas suburb.

This photo provided by the Irving Police Department shows the homemade clock that Ahmed Mohamed brought to school, Wednesday, Sept.16, 2015, in Irving.

Boyd says the clock that Ahmed built looked “suspicious in nature.”

 Ahmed’s family says high school administrators in the Dallas suburb of Irving on Monday suspended the teenager for three days after he showed the clock to teachers.

School district spokeswoman Lesley Weaver says officials were concerned with student safety and not the boy’s Muslim faith.

“This episode is a good illustration of how pernicious stereotypes can prevent even good-hearted people who have dedicated their lives to educating young people from doing the good work that they set out to do,” said Josh Earnest, the White House press secretary.

“That is not America,” his father said of Ahmed’s detainment. “That is not us. That is not like us.”

President Obama showed his support for the teenager on social media and tweeted, “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.”

Many in the media are being criticized for portraying the clock as a standard looking clock and the not the “suitcase bomb” looking device.

 

 

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  1. Bill Maher confirms Ahmed Mohamed’s ‘clock’ looks ‘exactly like a bomb’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] treatment of a Muslim student by a Texas school and local police officers caused outrage, who saw it as a case of Islamophobia. Now Bill Maher chimed in on his show saying that the […]

  2. Brian says:

    Sorry, no kid should have taken that device to school and the teacher, school and police did the right thing.

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