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September 16, 2015

Social media objects to MacArthur High's letter on teen clockmaker arrest

As #IStandWithAhmed trends, letter creates more outrage.

This photo provided by the Irving Police Department shows the homemade clock that Ahmed Mohamed brought to school on Wednesday, Sept.16, 2015, in Irving, Texas. (AP/IRVING POLICE)

A letter from the principal of the Texas High School where 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for carrying a homemade clock is circulating on social media. Many online are questioning the school's handling of the situation.

The day after Mohamed's arrest and release, Principal Daniel Cummings issued a letter to parents and guardians of MacArthur High School students about the incident. Cummings offered a brief and vague explanation of Mohamed's arrest and repeatedly assured parent's of the school's commitment to student safety.