Boy, 14, arrested for making clock mistaken for bomb

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IRVING, Texas — Police detained a 14-year-old Muslim boy in North Texas after a high school teacher decided that a homemade clock he brought to class could be a bomb.

Ahmed Mohamed, who enjoys tinkering with electronics, proudly took the clock to MacArthur High in Irving on Monday.

But one teacher raised concerns that it looked like a bomb, prompting the school principal and several police officers to question him, search his belongings and march him from the school in handcuffs.

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Police don’t believe the device is dangerous but say it could be mistaken for a fake explosive.

Mohamed was suspended from school for three days, and sent this letter to his parents:

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He has not been charged.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations is investigating, saying the incident is typical of the negative attitudes toward Muslims in Irving.

Hillary Clinton posted this to her Twitter:

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