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Happy Monkey 09-16-2015 12:51 PM

Texas handles a similar incident better than Boston!

Eventually, at least. First they hauled off a 14 year old in handcuffs and interrogated him away from his family after he tried to show off his electronics project to his teachers, and then congratulated themselves on how they handled it.

But they aren't charging him!

ETA: Cloud's first post is in this thread!

glatt 09-16-2015 01:58 PM

And he apparently got an invitation from Obama to the White House.

xoxoxoBruce 09-16-2015 09:11 PM

And accepted it. :thumb:

Gravdigr 09-17-2015 04:39 PM

His plan is working perfectly...

glatt 09-17-2015 04:42 PM


classicman 09-17-2015 06:59 PM

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xoxoxoBruce 09-17-2015 09:50 PM

More cake for me.

footfootfoot 09-18-2015 10:35 AM

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Undertoad 09-18-2015 10:00 PM

This article has convinced me. It was a hoax bomb. That kid definitely did not build a clock.

The reason the cops were not scared was because it was an obvious hoax.

Clodfobble 09-19-2015 08:16 AM

Fascinating. In the comments of UT's link is another link showing the kid's dad has a long history of being an anti-Islamophobia activist. I, too, am convinced. I'm sure he never thought it would get this big, but the kid was fucking with his teachers, for sure.

glatt 09-19-2015 08:45 AM

The article says he took the guts out of an old clock and put them in a pencil case.

When I understood him to say that he "made" a clock, I assumed that he cannibalized some other existing electronics and put it together into a clock. Kids can get their hands on discarded junk easily, but they don't have much money to buy new individual electronic components that would add up to maybe $50 or so for the same contraption.

So he took a clock apart and stuck it into a pencil case. He probably felt that he made a clock. is full of similar case mods where people claim that they made something when all they really did was repackaged something.

Happy Monkey 09-19-2015 09:08 AM

When I heard it had a circuit board, that is exactly what I suspected he had done. A clock sounds simple, but I would have been pretty surprised if he had actually built one from scratch.

I'm not sure how the word "hoax" comes in if he never said it was a bomb, and nobody thought it was.

Undertoad 09-19-2015 09:10 AM

Here's his dad

He ran for President of Sudan twice, and was a primary battler of Florida Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones a few years ago.

Pops set this up. We all fell for it. The President fell for it. Now what?

glatt 09-19-2015 09:24 AM

Maybe pops set it up, but the cops and principal swallowed it hook line and sinker.

I've got my biases in this for sure. I'm a maker. On my bedroom floor right now is an alarm clock radio I took from the curb and took apart to see if there would be an easy way to add an aux input. My son is a year younger than this kid and he's a bigger maker than I ever was. This strikes pretty close to home for me. Glatt Jr. actually had a homework assignment in Spanish two days ago where he had to write about what makes him special, and he made up some BS instead of talking about the stuff he makes in my basement because he didn't want anyone at school to know that he makes stuff. It would lead to questions and then how does he explain that he makes typical boy stuff like alcohol burning stoves and weapons to fight the zombies?

This is turning into a Left vs Right issue, and I think that's fascinating.

Happy Monkey 09-19-2015 09:26 AM


Originally Posted by Undertoad (Post 939557)
Here's his dad

He ran for President of Sudan twice, and was a primary battler of Florida Koran-burning pastor Terry Jones a few years ago.

I knew that. Who fell for what? What was the hoax?

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