[hackerspaces] Irving Texas student suspended for bringing a circuitry-control clock project to school

mindthegoat robert at mindthegoat.plus.com
Wed Sep 16 12:36:24 CEST 2015

On 16.09.2015 05:38, Shirley Hicks wrote:
> On Sep 15, 2015, at 11:37 PM, Shirley Hicks
The lack of replies here suggests everyone is completely lost for 
words. In the UK we moan about our education system but you guys are in 
so much trouble if your country is going so backward.

Support Ahmed, the school and police are surely a lost cause.


> <redmtnadmin at redmountainmakers.org> wrote:

> Hey everyone,
> Are there any hackers on the list who are also US teachers who would
> care to comment on how to best word an email lending support to a 
> high
> school student who has been suspended for three days for bringing a
> circuit board clock project to school? I think that this is an
> overreaction by the school leadership and the local police due to
> their not understanding electronic engineering and general hacking. I
> don’t want to do a social media pile on; I would rather helpful and
> educational while pointing out how they’ve got this very, very, 
> wrong.
> FWIW - I checked a map - Irving is a Dallas suburb.
> http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/northwest-dallas-county/headlines/20150915-irving-9th-grader-arrested-after-taking-homemade-clock-to-school.ece
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irving_Independent_School_District
> Thanks!
> Shirley Hicks
> Secretary/Business Admin/Programmer/Maker
> Red Mountain Makers
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