Remember all the controversy about a Muslim boy that brought a homemade clock to school for an engineering project? To begin with, he really didn’t design and build it from scratch. When the alarm on the clock sounded, it frightened some in his class. The clock was confiscated and he was sent to the school office. His family subsequently filed a wrongful discrimination lawsuit claiming that the reaction was due to him being a Muslim.
A federal court has thrown out the civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of the Texas teenager known as “Clock Boy.”
The lawsuit alleged that the city of Irving and Irving school district discriminated against Ahmed Mohamed at Irving MacArthur High School in September of 2015.
Mohamed, a Muslim teenager who was 14 years old at the time, brought a homemade clock to school to show his engineering teacher. But an alarm on the clock went off in his English class and the teacher confiscated it. He was sent to the principal’s office…
To begin with, it wasn’t very bright of the lad to build a clock and take it to school when Islamic terrorists were blowing things up and a homemade clock could easily have been used for such a purpose. Maybe the school did over-react, but given the circumstances and culture, it’s to be expected.