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

Alberto Gaitan alberto.gaitan at gmail.com
Fri Sep 18 15:35:26 CEST 2015

In an early example of this confederacy-of-dunces effect, Star Simpson was
nearly shot for her STEAM project.


On Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 12:38 AM, Shirley Hicks <shirley at velochicdesign.com>

> On Sep 15, 2015, at 11:37 PM, Shirley Hicks <
> 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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