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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
Call me cynical, but clock boy and his headline grabbing family will be no great loss. As the old saying goes "don't let the screen door hit ya in the a$$ on the way out!"
This kid was no great scientific mind, he took the guts out of an old Radio Shack clock and put them in a pencil case to look like a bomb. No great scientific breakthrough here. Then he took it to school and showed it to people, against his science teacher's advice. After being detained and released, Dad (and boy alike) use their new found fame as a pulpit to sully the US public's injustices in the name of education and science, all while seeing what free goodies they can get. When their 15 minutes of fame is up...they leave. (Hope you're happy liberal PC America, but I for one am not mourning the loss of this great "scientific mind")
originally posted by: drewlander
I'm not sure what your qualifications are for identifying bombs. That aside, I cant see any reason someone would disassemble a clock and mount it inside a briefcase for any other reason than to utilize it as a trigger mechanism. To set a timer and alarm and scare the pants off an unsuspecting teacher is over the top.