One week after a teenager who brought a homemade clock to school was accused of possessing a “hoax bomb,” one mayor has claimed that the whole story has yet to come out (video below).
Irving, Texas, mayor Beth Van Duyne accused 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed of intentionally causing a scare at Irving MacArthur High School. Van Duyne explained her theory to TV host Glenn Beck on Sept. 22.
In the interview, Van Duyne insisted that Mohamed’s family should let the school release all the information about the incident that occurred. However, attorneys have apparently advised the Mohamed family not to sign a release, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
“This is one side of the story,” Van Duyne said, “but the other side of the story is not coming out.”
Van Duyne furthered her theory by stating that the White House had supposedly tweeted to Mohamed before a picture of the clock was actually uploaded.
The conspiracy theories surrounding Mohamed’s clock first started when a Facebook post by a self-professed electrical engineer made news, according to the Dallas Morning News. It featured a stock photo of a countdown clock alongside an Irving police photo of Mohamed’s device.
However, the City of Irving released a statement on Sept. 22 which read that the "investigation determined the student apparently did not intend to cause alarm," WFAA reports.
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