Overreacting

“A Texas teenager who gained national attention after he was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school is moving to Qatar with his family to continue his education.” He was interrogated for an hour and a half, because it was thought to be a bomb. His family is now moving to Qatar. See http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/20/us/ahmed-mohamed-qatar/index.html. (The quote above is the lead of this article.)

Did anyone at the school really think about what they were doing?