#Hashtag: Police arrest Muslim teen after teachers mistake homemade clock for bomb


Freshman Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was suspended from MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas and arrested on Monday for bringing in what looked like a “hoax bomb.”

Actually, it was just an alarm clock he had built himself and brought in to show his teachers.

According to the KTXS article, “Muslim teen creates clock, shows teachers, gets arrested,” Mohamed wants to be an engineer, even an inventor, and often builds and tinkers at home.

The article also detailed that “The teen has never been in trouble before, the father said, saying confidently that he thinks this is a case of Islamophobia. ‘My son’s name is Mohamed — people just think Muslims are terrorists but we are peaceful, we are not that way.'”

It seems that McCarthy-level paranoia showed its ugly head at MacArthur High School.

But continual support for Mohamed has been outpouring, sparking numerous trending hashtags and words of encouragement.

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