MacArthur high school freshman Ahmed Mohammed was arrested on Monday on the charges of bringing a haux bomb which turned out to be a digital clock to school, prior to this incident Ahmed had been called names due to his race and religion. This incident caused a twitter campaign #Istandwithahmed where the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, President Obama, Google, Hilary Clinton,Twitter and celebrities had their piece to say.
Irving’s police chief insist that what they did was under the law, stating that despite the boys insistence that it was a clock the device brought to school was suspicious in nature enough to raise alarm. Ahmed in an interview stated that he was interrogated for one hour twenty five minutes tops and he was not allowed to call his parents.
Investigation preceding the arrest showed that indeed the device was an home made experiment. Asked why the boy Ahmed was cuffed the chief replied that it was a way to be safe, for both the boy and his officers. Ahmed has since been released and the campaign #istandbyahmed has been endorsed by a lot of tech companies and individuals. His sisters opened a twitter account @istandforahmed which has been verified by twitter. Here are some of the tweets
That suitcase looked like a bomb to me though. I don't blame the other teacher.
— – jibs (@nazamm_) September 17, 2015
— Times of India (@timesofindia) September 17, 2015
Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great.
— President Obama (@POTUS) September 16, 2015
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) September 17, 2015
Some people have even started taking pictures of watches, starting another camping #notabomb which is asides from #istandwithahmed.
— BuzzFeed (@BuzzFeed) September 17, 2015
So far Ahmed Mohammed has vowed never to take an invention to school again.[yop_poll id=”466″]
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