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Old 05-23-2017, 02:33 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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When plugged in and operating it is obviously a clock. When laying there not plugged in it is obviously not a bomb. Simple huh?

No it does not look like a bomb and no one involved who seriously knew anything about it thought it was a bomb. That is why the kid has a case.
Not anymore.
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Old 05-23-2017, 02:37 PM
 
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Not anymore.
His case has not gone away. He will refile and if he loses appeal. It will not be until the appeal is settled that we will know the outcome.
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Old 05-23-2017, 02:44 PM
 
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First thing you put in a hoax bomb is something that looks like an explosive. See any of the cartoons.

There is nothing in this device that looks like an explosive real or imaginary.
Like plastic explosives, that are hidden in a suit case? Ya know, connected to a clock...

Tell me this. Why did he unscrew the case of an alarm clock, and transfer the contents into a suitcase. Then take it to school and plug it in, and set of the alarm?

To show of some engineering project? Please, he re-boxed a commercial clock. There was NO engineering. ZERO, ZIP, NADA.

So once again, what was the purpose of this little stunt?
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Old 05-23-2017, 03:07 PM
 
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Like plastic explosives, that are hidden in a suit case? Ya know, connected to a clock...

Tell me this. Why did he unscrew the case of an alarm clock, and transfer the contents into a suitcase. Then take it to school and plug it in, and set of the alarm?

To show of some engineering project? Please, he re-boxed a commercial clock. There was NO engineering. ZERO, ZIP, NADA.

So once again, what was the purpose of this little stunt?
You are going over old ground yet again. It was not a significant task nor did he claim it was...20 minutes on a Sunday evening. He did show it to the engineering teacher. Who in fact told him to keep it out of sight for fear it might cause a problem. The right response which might have been made was "interesting why don't you try something more challenging and build and program a microprocessor Clock" or such.

And it is not clear that he did not try and keep it out of sight...but the buzzer went off during the English class.

He is a nerdy kid being nerdy. Happens. And that was his well established reputation.
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Old 05-23-2017, 03:11 PM
 
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Like plastic explosives, that are hidden in a suit case? Ya know, connected to a clock...

Tell me this. Why did he unscrew the case of an alarm clock, and transfer the contents into a suitcase. Then take it to school and plug it in, and set of the alarm?

To show of some engineering project? Please, he re-boxed a commercial clock. There was NO engineering. ZERO, ZIP, NADA.

So once again, what was the purpose of this little stunt?
He did it to get the school to over react so his dad could sue.
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Old 05-23-2017, 03:14 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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A troublemaker too apparently. Ahmed Mohamed's former teachers say teen was a trouble maker who was suspended several times | Daily Mail Online
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Old 05-23-2017, 03:15 PM
 
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He did it to get the school to over react so his dad could sue.
Utterly improbable. The normally project-able worst case would be seizing the device and sending the kid home.

One would have to have be a fortune teller to guess at the outcome that occurred.
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Old 05-23-2017, 03:24 PM
 
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Thank goodness. Had this just been one incident, I could have been a tad more sympathetic towards the child. But it wasn't, the entire family was already on the school and the cop's radar. They are a problematic pile of leeches, hopefully they will leave the country for good.
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Old 05-23-2017, 03:25 PM
 
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Utterly improbable. The normally project-able worst case would be seizing the device and sending the kid home.
Which is what they should have done.

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One would have to have be a fortune teller to guess at the outcome that occurred.
I don't expect people to remember things from months ago but they had done this before with their daughter.
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Old 05-23-2017, 03:36 PM
 
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Which is what they should have done.



I don't expect people to remember things from months ago but they had done this before with their daughter.
No. There was an incident with the daughter. But this bares no resemblance. In fact the daughter got suspended three days and did nothing about it. If the circumstances are as portrayed she had at least as good a case as clock boy but did not pursue it.

In some of her sttement she sounds as if she is somewhat bitter that her case was not pursued.
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