From Mad World: The news about Ahmed Mohammed, the boy who made a “clock” and brought it school, is still swirling on the Internet, as he recently visited the White House. In stark contrast, an 11-year-old boy was arrested Wednesday in an event rational people could see coming a mile away, and it makes the attention bestowed upon Ahmed seem asinine.
Every person in America should know by now that the public schools across the board have adopted zero-tolerance policies in an effort they claim makes the children safer, and this is absolutely no different. An 11-year-old boy brought a toy pellet gun to school in Miami, Florida. The boy allegedly threatened a fellow child with the pellet gun, and struck him with it. Witnesses also claim that the boy told his victim to “rest in peace.”
This entire incident took place off school grounds on Tuesday. The victim admitted to seeing the orange tip of the plastic pellet gun and knew that it wasn’t a real gun. A father of a student also saw the scuffle and called the school, saying the boy had a gun. After school officials searched his backpack and discovered the toy, they called police. The boy was arrested at school Wednesday when the cops arrived. Due to the age of the suspect, his name and photo have not been released to the public.
The 11-year-old has been charged with aggravated battery and aggravated assault and will be tried as a juvenile, according to CBS Miami. This child most definitely crossed the line with his toy gun. Let’s chalk that up to a parenting failure.
He most definitely deserves his punishment, but it makes one wonder about the Clock Boy and how he was able to escape unscathed. Of course, he didn’t threaten anyone, but his device also looked suspicious. When children have things in their possession that schools deem threatening in any capacity, they spring into action, and that has been leading to arrests. Public schools have been taking extra precautions lately, and they will continue to search and arrest your kids if you allow them to behave unacceptably, or at least they should.