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Irving 9th-grader arrested after taking homemade clock to school.(r/technology)
I am just baffled at the ignorance. Not only does everybody in that school automatically assumed it was a bomb, but the police has the audacity to: “They led Ahmed into a room where four other police officers waited. He said an officer he’d never seen before leaned back in his chair and remarked: “Yup. That’s who I thought it was.””
The engineering teacher advising him to not show anyone else is just sad. He just wants to show people his passion, but everybody else’s inability to for one second think that maybe this kid has great potential, rather think that he made a bomb, because what else could he possibly be making. This is infuriating. There is so much wrong with this.
Another comment said it best. “I cannot tell you how mad this made me. The racism, the refusal to appreciate the nerdy kid, the police idiocy, the bad teacher, the horrible administration. 5 police officers interrogating one 14-year-old who just likes tinkering because he brought in a clock.”