Fingers: Clock Boy is back and he’s not happy. Find out why next on the Enough Already Daily Brief(ly).
Fingers: This is the Enough Already Daily Brief(ly), I’m Fingers Malloy, she’s Tracy L. Connors. Tracy, Clock Boy, he’s back and he got some bad news this week.
Tracy: He did. According to BBC: ‘A US judge has thrown out a discrimination case brought by the family of a Muslim student whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb.’ So, ‘a Texas judge ruled there was no evidence of racial or religious discrimination.’ in this case, which is what the family was going after both the school district and I believe, the county over. So the judge said, “Plaintiff does not allege any facts from which this court can reasonably infer” that Irving Independent School District employees “intentionally discriminated” against Ahmed Mohamed, wrote US District Judge Sam Lindsay in his ruling. He also dismissed a complaint against the school principal saying it was “factually deficient” to allege that Ahmed was treated “differently than other similarly situated students, and that the unequal treatment was based on religion or race”. That’s probably because no other students brought in clocks that they had taken apart, put back together, shoved into a pencil case that looked like a briefcase and then had them going off in class. It’s kinda hard to compare it to the way other students in similar situations were treated.
Fingers: Well, we’ve seen in the past students suspended say for instance eating a Pop-Tart to make it look like a gun, but I do have a little bit of sympathy for Clock Boy because I don’t know if it was necessary, for according to the BBC article, for policeman to come into the classroom and handcuff him and take him away.
Tracy: No, I don’t know that I agree with that either, but we’ll never know the entirety of the circumstances it’s not like there’s video we can see. And hey, there was a kid, I just read about this week, a Colorado [should be New Mexico] case that the Supreme Court is not going to take up so the lower court ruling stands, that this kid, that it was totally fine that the district brought in cops and had him arrested because he was burping in gym class.
Fingers: So what should we call him, Burp Boy?
Tracy: Belch Boy? I don’t know.
Fingers: Well, I feel for that kid.
Tracy: But cool clock, Ahmed.
Fingers: And that’s today’s Enough Already Daily Brief(ly), I’m Fingers Malloy, she’s Tracy L. Connors.