Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Muslim 'Clock Kid' Ahmed was Serial Troublemaker.
Muslim 'Clock Kid' Ahmed was Serial Troublemaker. (INN).
The Muslim teenager from Texas who was arrested for bringing his home-made clock to school was a “weird little kid” that could have a future in crime, one of his former teachers said, according to the Daily Mail.
Ralph Kubiak, a retired teacher from the Sam Houston Middle School, said that 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was a troublemaker in his younger years.
“He’s one of those that could either be CEO of a company or head of a gang,” Kubiak was quoted as having told the Dallas Morning News.
The teenager was arrested two weeks ago after teachers at MacArthur High School mistook a homemade clock for a bomb. He was later invited to the White House by President Barack Obama, after the story went viral on social media.
The clock debacle wasn’t the first time Mohamed raised eyebrows in the school district, according to the Daily Mail. In middle school he racked up a number of suspensions and once made a homemade remote to turn off one of his classroom projectors.
The Irving School District investigated claims of anti-Muslim bullying from staff members and students about a year after Mohamed arrived at the school, knowing almost no English.
Mohamed claimed his classmates called him “ISIS boy” and said his teachers told him he couldn’t pray in school, according to the report..
The teen’s disciplinary record is confidential, but peers and former students said that some incidents were blown out of proportion.
Mohamed reportedly brought several versions of his homemade clock to school in the past without a problem. Read the full story here.