He has been suspended from school and is in juvenile detention and has never said anything other than - 'it is a clock I built'. He was paraded out of school in handcuffs in front of the student body. That could have been my child who takes his 3-D printed widgets to school daily to show friends and discuss what he made the night before (my child is also brown eyed, dark haired and light brown skinned). This is exactly how I counseled my child to meet like-minded kids to make friends last year when he started attending a school where he knew no-one. 'Go to the robot meeting and see who is there from your classes, bring some widgets and show them around, you'll find some kids who are interested and make friends!'.
The last line of the article is heartbreaking - "he has vowed never to take an invention to school again". But worse is that this legal nightmare is not over for him and his family - he still hasn't been allowed back to school.
Uneducated Bigots. This is why this EVIL diatribe around immigration and non-white skinned people is WRONG and people need to stop promoting it and watching it and staying silent. When a bright kid can't invent in his hometown and put together educational materials because his skin isn't white - our country will NEVER BE GREAT AGAIN.
This child - properly encouraged - could have been the one to develop low cost electric cars, a way to
| Why has our country become this?? Where the image|
of the nerd wearing a NASA shirt is a terrorist and
those (yes, same state) on the right are not and ok.
This brings me back to our high priced private school where teachers would get glassy eyed when David would tell them about his robots and his meetings with patent attorneys and the conference he was going to in Austria. They would pat him on the head verbally and mumble things about how it was great he liked to play with LEGOs They were sooooo technically illiterate at the most basic level that they couldn't even begin to comprehend what he was doing and so swept it aside as toys. But I guess better than call the cops on him! He felt so ignored and small there. Imagine how this child feels!?
The best way to make a radical -- exclude them from mainstream society and sideline them for no reason. Way to go.
My next step is to help some of my engineering friends track this kid down and let him know that the
greater community thinks he is special. We should all send a note to his school and police department telling them how wrong they are.