Muslim ‘Clock Boy’ Inventor Arrested as Teacher Mistakes Him as ‘Bomb Boy’ [VIDEO, POLL]
This is an interesting story, in my opinion, to say the least!
Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed loves making and inventing electronic gadgets so he made a clock that looked like a BOMB and brought it to school to impress his engineering teacher.
IT WORKED! His Teacher was so impressed that he had Ahmed ARRESTED because the contraption emulated a BOMB, and it did!
I commented that this is an interesting story because if I were a teacher and ANY Student brought THIS (pic below) to school...I think I'd be a bit "SPOOKED"! I would definitely have reacted in a way that may not have been equivalent to Ahmed's Teacher, but I would most assuredly have to have the item removed from the room and checked.
Once everything was "cleared", I would apologize and EXPLAIN why I reacted the way I did and CONGRATULATE Ahmed, but the point I'm making is that the teacher RIGHTFULLY was concerned. It isn't like no student has ever attempted to massacre a large number of his/her peers in a school.
I don't find fault with the teacher being "concerned" that the clock was a bomb...based on it ticking and looking like a BOMB, but I do think an arrest was a gross over-reaction!
If you were the TEACHER would you have been alarmed or just taken Ahmed's word for it that his clock was not a bomb? [TAKE THE POLL]
Ahmed speaks out about the incident: