Eyman Mohamed, the elder sister of a Ahmed Mohamed, 14, -- who made national headlines after being suspended from school Sept. 14 for bringing a homemade clock to class -- was also reportedly suspended by the same school district several years ago.
“I got suspended from school for three days from this stupid same district, from this girl saying I wanted to blow up the school, something I had nothing to do with,” Eyman said, according to Breitbart News.
Eyman said the alleged incident occurred around 2009, shortly after the family arrived from Sudan.
It was “my first year of attempting middle school in America," she added. "I knew English, but the culture was different, the people were different."
A spokesman for the school district said that she was unable to provide further information on the alleged incident involving Eyman because the family had not signed the necessary forms.
“When I heard about Ahmed, I was so mad because it happened to me and I didn’t get to stand up, so I’m making sure he’s standing up because it’s not right," Eyman said. "So I’m not jealous, I’m kinda like — it’s like he’s standing for me."
It was revealed on Sept. 21 that Ahmed will not be returning to his former school.
“Ahmed said, I don’t want to go to MacArthur,” Mohamed, the boy’s father, said, according to the Dallas Morning Star. “These kids aren’t going to be happy there.”
Ahmed’s younger siblings have also been withdrawn from the school district.
The family is yet to decide where the 14-year-old will attend school.
“It’s torn the family, and makes us very confused,” Mohamed said of Ahmed’s suspension.
Ahmed has won support across the United States and internationally, with many feeling the boy was unfairly targeted because of his background, the Dallas Morning Star reported.
Even President Obama voiced support for him, tweeting: “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.”