Sound Off for September 16th: Boy suspended for bringing homemade clock to school. Thoughts?
IRVING, Texas (AP) — — 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 child has been suspended from school for three days.
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. Police even admitted Mohammed told them it was a clock. Repeatedly.
Boyd says the clock that Ahmed built looked “suspicious in nature.”
School district spokeswoman Lesley Weaver says officials were concerned with student safety and not the boy’s Muslim faith.
Today, President Barack Obama invited a 14-year-old Muslim student to the White House.
What do you think of this case? Should he still be suspended?
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