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Muslim Student Arrested After Teacher Mistakes Clock For Bomb

  
A Muslim student was arrested in Irving, Texas after a high school teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb. 

Ahmed Mohamed took his electronic device to school and before he knew it, police officers were questioning and searching him. As if that’s not humiliating enough, they escorted him from MacArthur High School in handcuffs. 

Ahmed claims that when he walked into the room where police would question him, one of the officers said, “yup. That’s who I thought it was.” 

He said that comment made him feel conscious of his skin color, name, and religion. 

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The teacher claims it “looked” like a bomb and became alarmed. Police on the other hand, came to the conclusion that the device was not dangerous, but it makes sense as to why the teacher thought it was an explosive. 

Even though his device was in fact a clock, he still received a three day suspension. 

The incident is under investigation by The Council on American-Islamic Relations, who said the situation is “typical of the negative attitudes toward Muslims in Irving.”

The schools principal sent out a letter to parents assuring them that there was an incident but no real threat. 

Watch the interview below:

Source: NY Post, http://nypost.com/2015/09/16/muslim-teen-arrested-after-teacher-mistakes-clock-for-bomb/

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