RIP Public Education

It’s officially too stupid to live.

Texas (!) school district arrests kid for building a clock that they call a “hoax bomb”, even though he never, ever called it that.  Indeed, other than the idiots at his school district and the Irvine TX police department, nobody ever did:

Ahmed Mohamed — who makes his own radios and repairs his own go-kart — hoped to impress his teachers when he brought a homemade clock to MacArthur High on Monday.

Instead, the school phoned police about Ahmed’s circuit-stuffed pencil case.

So the 14-year-old missed the student council meeting and took a trip in handcuffs to juvenile detention. His clock now sits in an evidence room. Police say they may yet charge him with making a hoax bomb — though they acknowledge he told everyone who would listen that it’s a clock.

In the meantime, Ahmed’s been suspended, his father is upset and the Council on American-Islamic Relations is once again eyeing claims of Islamophobia in Irving.

And you know what?  CAIR is right, and I hope the Mohammeds sue that idiot district back to the Stone Age.

I do, in fact, have some experience with brain-dead school administrators making things up from whole cloth – and my hatred for them burns like a million suns.

Mr. Mohammed:  if you need airtime to raise money to sue your scumbag district, let me know. I’m happy to help.

Popehat has a much better piece on the subject.

12 thoughts on “RIP Public Education

  1. On Fox News this morning, it was reported that he won’t be charged. Apparently, someone pulled their head out.

  2. Two points: Yes, it may be sexist, but one story is a male teacher saw it and said “oh, a cool clock”. Then a female teacher saw it and said “A BOMB”.

    So Barry is inviting him to the White House? What about the 200 others who have had this happen recently? How about the white girl from Wells Minnesota who was suspended for an entire year because she had a pocket nice in her jacket pocket in her locker. The nice was there because she was working on her boyfriends family farm that weekend.

  3. I think that you go it wrong, fellas. Look at the pictures of that thing.
    If that kid sat next to me on the bus holding that thing I would get off at the next stop, even without knowing his name was “Ahmed Mohamed.”

  4. I disagree, this smells like a setup. Plus, long ago (pre-TSA) I did airport security and this thing would be an immediate call to law enforcement.

  5. Yeah, a bunch of components wired together. Exactly what i think a home-brewed electronic clock would look like.

  6. Can you imagine if I were to bring in one of the many crystal radios that my brother and I built back in the late 60s today? Oh! The humanity!

  7. No, seriously, Mitch. You should definitely take another look at the story, especially now that we know kid’s father is a well known islamophobia agitator. In an area which saw Muslim honour killings and a well publicized Muslim shooting. This was a set up.

  8. If you are a middle school teacher, and one of your kids brings in a clock thing with all kinds of wires coming out of it, sets it on his desk and starts fiddling with it, don’t worry, it’s just a “science project” he didn’t tell you about!

  9. I smell a rat. All that clock lacks is a block of C4.

    I don’t know if I’d have cuffed the kid, but I certainly can’t blame the teacher for being alarmed. If JPA is correct, and Dad is a CAIR type, I’d conclude some further digging is called for.

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