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Remember Mohamed That Has Been in the News Lately......

That fourteen year old who was suspended from school recently because he chose to bring a digital clock to school that looked like a bomb. In one news story I heard that he had been sent a communication from Zuckerman where he had requested a meeting. MIT higher ups had responded to a newscaster by saying they hoped to see him there one day. And, Twitter had offered him an internship. This got me thinking.....how many other kids might pick up on this and do a copy cat scenario to get the same attention Mohamed got. I hope not but what are parents doing to set down rules? How much freedom are kids given to do such things without family members knowing? Are the parents of Mohamed going to make any kind of a stick if it is actually true that the boy was not allowed to call his parents when he requested to do so? I hope I misunderstood the police chief that said there was no law that said they had to do so.

Your thoughts.


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MegL wrote on September 20, 2015, 2:15 AM

In the UK, police are not allowed to question a minor without a responsible adult, preferably a parent present. I believe that has also been extended to vulnerable adults (such as people with mental health issues).

CoralLevang wrote on September 20, 2015, 4:48 PM

It is a sad situation where we have to be so jaded and distrustful; it is also sad that others pick up on that distrust and fear and use it to manipulate others' behaviors.

celticeagle wrote on September 23, 2015, 6:53 AM

Yes, it is. It must be so hard for the school officials. They have to keep the other children safe and the staff.

celticeagle wrote on September 23, 2015, 7:10 AM

I thought that that was the case here in the U.S. too.