This is the "clock" in question.
I'm sorry, but I could understand a tech illiterate teacher being unsettled by that. Hell, most people would be terrified by the internals of their TVs if they were faced with them (in the middle of English class, no less). And at this point in the school year, that kid's a total stranger to her. So, again, better safe than sorry. But they should have handled it better.
That's some weaksauce, man. So how do you explain that she handled what she suspected could be a bomb and tossed it in her desk instead of evacuating the class/school? It's almost as if you're putting the onus on a 14 year old when there are at least half a dozen adults that are twice his age acting like racist morans. They had numerous opportunities where a non-knee jerking adult could've put the brakes on the whole thing and not let it escalate to the point it did. If they were playing it safe, they would've evacuated the school and called the bomb squad. I'll give you three guesses as to why they didn't.
"Handling it better" is beyond putting it mildly. I hope I'm misreading sarcasm.
Not really sure what you're trying to prove with this part...but congrats?
My point is that I have a greater chance at being shot as an innocent bystander than your kid being mowed down or blown up by some loon/classmate, which is the fear with all of the news stories about school shootings. This is why the "better safe than sorry" trope rings hollow with me and the actors here were doing everything but that. That mentality does more to serve one's paranoia than helping when a situation like Ahmed's pops up.
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