The follow-up investigation revealed the device apparently was a homemade experiment, and there’s no evidence to support the perception he intended to create alarm

Ahmed Mohamed a 14-year-old Irving, Texas native was arrested at acArthur High School because his homemade clock looked like a bomb. That is the official story from the school and the police department. However under the surface there is a lot more going on. Something murky and dark. It’s always there, practically below the surface of everyday life in America. It’s prejudgement assumptions based on… You can fill in the blank. A multitude of things will work. Prejudgement assumptions based on race. Prejudgement assumptions based on religion. Prejudgement assumptions based on economic status. Prejudgement assumptions based on the country you were born. That is what happened here. Ahmed was a victim of prejudgement assumptions based on his religious beliefs.

The budding mechanical engineer who regularly builds gadgets such as clocks and radios all the time was at home. However instead of getting to know the student the teachers at the school had him arrested. Ahmed was then handcuffed “for his safety and for the safety of the officers” and taken to a juvenile detention center. He was later released to his parents. In one fell swoop the school system and police managed to turn a proud 14 year old into a criminal. Even though Irving Police Chief Larry Boyd said that the department would not be filing charges against Ahmed, they still turned him into the face of a terrorist.

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