On Monday morning, September 14th, Ahmed Mohamed, a 14 year-old freshman in Irving, Texas, was arrested for bringing a home-made clock to school. The clock was deemed to be a suspicious item and Ahmed was subsequently handcuffed and brought to a juvenile detention facility where he was held on possible charges of making a ". On Wednesday, the Irving Police Department decided to drop the charges related to making a hoax bomb. The school gave Ahmed a three day suspension. The incident brought wide-spread media coverage, with many finding an explicit case of bias, stereotyping, racial profiling, and Islamaphobia.
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