Muslim Teen Builds Clock For School Project, Gets Arrested
According to police spokesman James McLellan, officers “did not believe Ahmed was giving them the whole story,” when he told them it was just a clock, but that police “had no reason to think it was dangerous.” So handcuffs? “They were like, ‘So you tried to make a bomb?’” said Mohamed. “I told them no, I was trying to make a clock.” “[The officer] said, ‘It looks like a movie bomb to me.’” Heads up academically achieving students, you can get arrested because some teachers and cops have seen Hollywood movies.
Mohamed was suspended for three days, despite a letter addressed to parents and guardians stating “the item … did not pose a threat to your child’s safety.” Further, police have threatened to charge Mohamed with making a hoax bomb, despite any evidence to support those charges. Mohamed’s father believes race and the anti-Islamic sentiment coursing through the country played a part in the fiasco. “Because his name is Mohamed and because of Sept. 11, I think my son got mistreated.” Don’t display intelligence kids. It’ll get you arrested.
I expect they will have more to say tomorrow, but Ahmed's sister asked me to share this photo. A NASA shirt! pic.twitter.com/nR4gt992gB— Anil Dash (@anildash) September 16, 2015