People rallied Thursday night in support of a Muslim high school student who was suspended for bringing a homemade clock to class.
The #IStandWithAhmed rally, labeled as a prayer vigil against Islamophobia, was held in front of MacArthur High School in Irving.
Police said they acted out of an abundance of caution and argue Mohamed was not racially profiled. But, supporters disagree.
“We are committed to ensuring that Ahmed’s interests are protected and that he gets to study in an environment that rewards creativity and intelligence regardless of the color of his skin or where he worships,” said Linda Moreno, the family’s attorney.
The teen will not be charged, but remains suspended from school.