Child Arrested Because Adults Are Stupid
A Texas 9th-grader makes an electronic clock and brings it to school. Teachers immediately become stupid and call the police:
The bell rang at least twice, he said, while the officers searched his belongings and questioned his intentions. The principal threatened to expel him if he didn’t make a written statement, he said.
“They were like, ‘So you tried to make a bomb?'” Ahmed said.
“I told them no, I was trying to make a clock.”
“He said, It looks like a movie bomb to me.'”
The student’s name is Ahmed Mohamed, which certainly didn’t help.
We simply have to stop terrorizing ourselves. We just look stupid when we do it.
EDITED TO ADD (9/21): There’s more to the story. He’s been invited to the White House, Google, MIT, and Facebook, and offered internships by Reddit and Twitter. On the other hand, Sarah Palin doesn’t believe it was just a clock. And he’s changing schools.