ICYMI: Best of the Week
ICYMI here are Law Street’s top trending stories from last week. The top spot went to a story about a 14-year-old boy from Texas who was arrested and accused of making a bomb after bringing a homemade clock to school. The number two story took a humorous look at the top moments from the second Republican debate, and number three covered a trend of suicide clusters in schools in both the United States and Japan. Check out all three below:
#1 #IStandWithAhmed: Because We Arrest 14-Year-Olds For Making Clocks Now
Ahmed Mohamed is a 14-year-old living in Irving, Texas. His hobby is inventing and creating things–but when he brought in a homemade clock on Monday, he was accused of making a bomb, suspended from school, interrogated by the police, arrested, and taken to a juvenile detention center. America: land of the brave, home of stamping out creativity in young people. Read the full story here.
#2 Top 10 Moments from the Second Republican Debate
The second Republican primary debate of the year was aired last night by CNN and took place at the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, California. It was a three-hour debate that left me with more questions than answers–for example, did they really all go that entire stretch without having to use the bathroom? But, tradition dictates that we boil down those three hours into some gifable snapshots, so without further ado, check out the top ten moments from the second Republican debate. Read the full story here.
#3 Suicide Clusters: Collectivism vs. Individualism in Education
September 1 was just another day for most people around the world. For some students, it was the beginning of a new academic year. For others, it was just another Tuesday. In Japan, however, it marked a terrifying spike in suicides among young people. Seventeen-year-old Nanae Munemasa, who has struggled with bullying and resulting suicidal thoughts, credits this mysterious tragedy to the end of a jubilating summer break and a return to a school environment in which many students are emotionally and physically bullied. Read the full story here.