The kid with the clock
Since this was in the comments, I’ll repeat what I said here in a post.
A conservative website supposedly has the real story about Ahmed, the kid who was arrested for bringing what they considered a hoax bomb to school.
Even though the kid’s father is an annoying political figure, I don’t see any evidence that the kid is anything more than a nerdy, perhaps clueless, kid, who likes to tinker with digital electronics. If that’s the case, the school shouldn’t have called the police on him. And maybe the kid hasn’t watched enough bad Hollywood movies to know that a circuit board with some LEDs inside a briefcase is supposed to look like a bomb.
The “real story” says the kid didn’t say much to the police, but nerdy kids are usually shy and anxious around authority figures like police. That doesn’t mean anything.
If the actual people at the school were to give me a convincing argument as to why they thought it was necessary to call the police, I’d listen and possibly change my mind, but that hasn’t happened yet as far as I know. If I am wrong, please let me know.
I know you all hate the liberal media, but even a broken clock is right twice a day, and maybe this is one of those times.
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And yes, even though the clock isn’t an invention but rather just the kid tinkering with an existing circuit board (he’s just a nerdy kid and not a super-genius), that doesn’t really change the story except that it’s annoying that the liberal media is making him out to be more of a child prodigy than he really is (although most 14-year-olds lack even the skill to remove a circuit board from a cheap home clock).
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Also, I don’t particularly blame the police. If the school, which supposedly knows the kid and the situation a lot better than the police, ask the police to arrest one of their student, the police will probably give the school the benefit of the doubt. But after a short while in custody, they realized they had mistakenly arrested a nerdy kid and they let him go.