Let me start by saying that yes, this boy might have been stereotyped because of his name. On the other hand, it is likely to happen more now that ISIS is in world news and Islamic terror attacks are increasing globally. Now in regards to the actual incident. The clock was not hard to make. It is literally a store bought clock without the casing, and then thrown into a pencil box. The boy's reasoning for bringing the box to school is definitely suspicious (maybe trying to invoke reaction.) That being said, if the school really viewed it as an active threat, they should have had a lockdown or called bomb squad. Regardless, I think we can agree that the media reaction and invitations to this boy are laughable. Did this incident really deserve a presidential response or an invitation to Facebook? Cmon, I mean seriously. Microsoft also sent the kid about $5000 worth of technology. It seems like the politically correct narrative is what people who think with their emotions want to be true, but there may very well be some other reality beneath the surface. I think people are realizing that they have been duped.
But he brought it in to show one of his teachers, who explained IMMEDIATELY what it was for to the school, and yet they still arrested him, and actually sent a message to all the parents saying they had stopped a dangerous circumstance affecting the school. I can understand not knowing what a bomb looks like, although a clock does not really look very much like a bomb to me, but arresting him and bragging about it to all the students parents? That's crossing way too many lines- from incompetence to immoral.