(09-16-2015 07:21 PM)Maggot Wrote: You guys act like every teacher knows what the kids will be doing from one day to the next. Its not that easy. And the kid was just doing what he thought was the right thing. Shit happens in todays world that drives the caution flag. What if it was a bomb? I would rather see caution than see mayhem and this is the result of it.
I foresee the suspension being dropped. And WTF is Obama doing sticking his stupid nose in this? Its not like people aren't already questioning his motives in foreign policy. For the life of me I cannot imagine another thing that he should be staying away from.
That is unless some egghead thinks that after the fact cheerleading is warranted. And it has some crazy point other than sensationalism and plagiarism that fits some stupid agenda.
Something to take peoples minds off the real issues is what I see.
I think that Ahmed's parents should have been called and they should have been present for questioning, in any event. I don't think Ahmed should have been booked and detained. But, I don't blame the school for being very cautious, nor the cops for checking it out thoroughly.
I wish authorities would have been so thorough when they got a tip of suspicious activity related to Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, but authorities blew it off because they were just high school kids. Well, as we now know, they were in fact building bombs and planning an attack on the school, unfortunately.
I still would like to hear the school's version of what went down. It's odd to me that Ahmed wouldn't have just told the English teacher to check with the Engineering teacher about the clock (maybe he did?).
Ahmed says he was disappointed that his Engineering teacher only told him that the clock was "nice" and not to show it to other teachers. But, then he ended up taking it out of his backpack and showing it to another teacher anyway.
Maybe his family will allow the school to release their incident report (which is apparently covered by student privacy unless the family consents to its release).
I agree with you about Obama and Clinton jumping in to the media storm today. Unless they've heard the full story from both sides and have all the facts, I think it's premature to take a side publicly - though I do understand wanting to promote creativity and innovation in schools.
I'm not considering this is a Muslim discrimination issue unless something is confirmed to support that suspicion; non-Muslim kids get arrested and suspended too, sometimes for what I consider idiotic reasons or policies. I don't think Obama or Clinton mentioned anything related to religion in their statements?
Anyway, looks like Ahmed is going to the White House. And, he's maybe transferring schools. And, he's probably secured entry to MIT when he graduates. And he's got offers to meet the head of Facebook and other major tech companies.