A schoolboy has been arrested for bringing a home-made clock into school which was mistaken for a bomb.
Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was expecting glowing praise after bringing the clock he made to show his teachers, but instead he was hauled out of class, handcuffed and reportedly interrogated by five police officers.
He claims to have repeatedly told teachers and the police that the device (which is now currently being kept as evidence) was in fact a clock, however now police say he could face charges for bringing a ‘hoax bomb’ to MacArthur High in Texas.
He has since been suspended from the school.
Ahmed said when he first showed the clock to his teacher he said: ‘That’s really nice, I would advise you not to show any other teachers.’
When the clock’s alarm went off in another lesson, the teacher asked Ahmed to bring the device to her, at which point she allegedly said it ‘looks like a bomb’.
As Ahmed was frogmarched into the principal’s office one of the officers waiting for him allegedly said: ‘Yup. That’s who I thought it was.’
Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, Ahmed’s father, believes the suspicion surrounding his son is the result of Islamaphobia.