Ahmed Mohamed is a high school student in Texas who was recently suspended for bringing a home-made clock to school. Just why he was detained and suspended is still up for debate, however.
The story goes something like this. Ahmed built a digital clock with circuit boards and stuff in a black box he got from Target. He showed it to one of his science teachers, who thought it was cool. But the teacher told Ahmed that he probably shouldn’t show it to any of the other teachers. I imagine the teacher’s reasoning was that the clock looked like what people who know nothing about bombs might think a bomb looks like. Being a clock, it probably has a scary amber digital time display and a bunch of scary wiring. You know, like a Hollywood bomb.
In English class, Ahmed’s makeshift clock beeped, alerting the English teacher to its presence. Though Ahmed explained that it was a clock he had made, the teacher apparently flipped out and called the police or something. Ahmed was detained and interrogated without his parents’ involvement. And finally he was suspended.
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