"bringing homemade clock to school"
This is getting blown
out of all proportion ;'
He didn't make anything. He took the inside of a working clock out and put it in a box and everyone thinks he's a genius, giving him free stuff and talking about MIT? He said he did it to impress his teacher, but its probably the least impressive DIY you could do. A potato clock would have been infinitely more 'impressive'.
Literally takes about 10 seconds to do and a 6 year old could do it (he's 14).
American schools run no-common sense, 0 tolerance policies on stuff like that whatever race you are. There's a history of white school shootings, but if any type of firearm is suspected then the authorities get called immediately. There are protocols in place, no evidence the kid was racially profiled.
He and his family are now using the fact he's a muslim to their advantage now though, which is fine. Good for the kid, if I were him I'd run with it. Its just he's literally done nothing and there's a story.