A Muslim teenager was arrested for bringing a clock he built to class — which teachers thought might have been a dangerous device. It was not part of a science class.
The story has made Ahmed Mohamed a minor overnight celebrity A campaign of support on Twitter — with #IStandWithAhmed — was the site’s top-trending hashtag for a time.
Everybody from President Barack Obama to Hillary Clinton to NASA has tweeted encouraging messages to 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, who on Monday was handcuffed by cops and marched out of MacArthur High School in Texas.
— President Obama (@POTUS) September 16, 2015
The school is being ridiculed with being heavy handed with the incident. Of course, if some kid had brought a bomb to school and it went off, and people were injured or killed, what do you think people would be saying about school officials?
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