Via BBC News
Texas police have decided not to charge a 14-year-old Muslim boy who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school.
Officials at MacArthur High School in Irving alerted police because they thought the device was a “hoax bomb”.
Ahmed Mohamed’s arrest has been sharply criticised, and the boy has received an outpouring of support including an invitation to the White House.
Ahmed’s family believes he was detained because of his name.
“We have always had an outstanding relationship with the Muslim community,” Irving Police Department chief Larry Boyd said on Wednesday. “Incidents like this present challenges. We want to learn how we can move forward and turn this into a positive”.
The boy was placed in handcuffs and fingerprinted. He was released after it was determined there was no threat. Continue Reading….
To say I am fuming would be an understatement.
The teachers and Texas police department are complete and utter MORONS.
A 14-year-old boy was handcuffed, interrogated (without an adult present) and detained because of his skin colour, name and religion – FACT!
When social media is used for good it is a beautiful and powerful tool. If it wasn’t for the support generated worldwide via social media poor Ahmed would probably be facing a prison sentence, because a bunch of dumb teachers thought a home-made clock looked like a bomb.