This is massive.
Ahmed “Bomb-Clock” Mohamed has been a celebrity for a little while now, feted by luminaries such as President Barack Obama.
He’s also gained a lot of negative attention from those who have been paying attention to the particulars of the story — namely, that the clock he “invented” was just a pulled-apart digital clock designed to resemble a bomb that could be assembled by any moron in under a minute, and that he was deliberately obstinate and non-responsive when police interviewed him.
Those particulars got a bit thicker after a profile published in the Dallas Morning News on Sunday revealed that Mohamed was a troublemaker with a history of calling attention to himself and deliberate provocation of school officials.
In the profile, the Morning News described Mohamed as having “racked up weeks of suspension” at Sam Houston Middle School for pranks and acting out, including building a remote to “prank the classroom projector” and getting into fights.
“While (Mohamed’s) discipline record is confidential and his father didn’t want to discuss it, the file was thick by some accounts,” the Morning News wrote.
Retired Irving, Texas teacher, Ralph Kubiak also described an incident in which Mohamed tried to get out of trouble by reciting the First Amendment in the principal’s office when asked questions (the scheme didn’t work). He also relayed an odd incident that happened when he called Mohamed after his arrest.
“I told you one day I’m going to be — and you told me yourself — I’m going to be really big on the Internet one day,” Mohamed told Kubiak during the phone call.
Looks like this kid knew exactly what he was doing to get the exposure he wanted, and the liberals bought it, hook, line and sinker.