That’s only because you couldnt fit a bunch of tubes and a transformer into your pencil case. I built lots of timers and other fun digital circuits, and squeezed them into any small package I could make work. I even concealed an SMT miniature LED display in a pair of Ray-Bans.
You are just discriminating against a kid whom likes to tinker with electronics. It’s not right. Save your venom for the real bad apples.
I think my discriminating is on target in this case. Did you read this part of the article?
Ahmeds father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, who immigrated from Sudan [...] He once made national headlines for debating a Florida pastor who burned a Quran.
This is a mooselimb family worthy of suspicion and extra caution. Please be honest, if a kid looking like this guy came into your classroom with a homemade device that looked like a bomb, how would you react given the anti-American agenda of islam?
At ~1:25 in this interview the yute admits that he thought it might be looked on as ‘suspicious’