Sikh boy jokes about bomb in backpack, spends three days in custody

New York (IANS): A 12-year-old Sikh boy was kept behind the bars for three days for allegedly joking to a classmate that he has a bomb in his backpack, the boy’s cousin wrote in a Facebook post this week.

“A bully in class thought it would be funny to accuse him (Armaan Singh Sarai) of having a bomb, and so the principal, without any questioning, interrogation, or notification to his parents, called the police,” Sarai’s cousin Ginee Haer wrote in the post.


“They kept him behind bars for three consecutive days, before finally releasing him on Monday, December 15th,” Haer wrote in the Faecbook post that has been shared by thousands of people.

“Worried & frightened at home, his family was concerned as to why he had not reached home right after school. They started calling every police department in the area, only to find out he was sent to a Juvenile facility,” she added.

According to media reports, police said they indeed went to Nichols Junior High School in Dallas, Texas, after a student told a teacher that Sarai told him he was planning to blow up the school.

Sarai’s family, however, said he was framed.

“Armaan was born and raised in Texas by a loving #Sikh family. In his spare time, he loves spending time with his family, watching tv, and playing video games. In his family, are his mom, dad, two sisters and a brother who love him more than life, after all he’s the baby in the family,” the post read.

“His family moved to Dallas, Texas about three to four months ago, and being the new kid wasn’t that easy for him. It made it especially hard since he isn’t able to get out much, due to a heart condition he was born with,” Haer wrote.

“The heart condition has led him to having three open heart surgeries, and he isn’t able to do a lot of extra curricular activities. But his love from his family and friends has always been enough to keep his heart filled. His family and friends would describe to be really funny, nice, and a caring human being,” she informed.

The incident came after a Texas boy Ahmed Mohamed was recently taken away in handcuffs for bringing to his Dallas school a homemade clock that the school authorities mistook for a bomb.


  1. 1. A 12-year-old Sikh boy was kept behind the bars for three days.
    2. The incident came after a Texas boy Ahmed Mohamed was recently taken away in handcuffs for bringing to his Dallas school a homemade clock that the school authorities mistook for a bomb.


  2. As the saying goes, you don’t shout ‘fire’ in a crowded theater!! When you do, you will have to face consequences for creating unnecessary panic. The entire report is based on one-sided version. We need to wait for all the details to come out before making any conclusion.

    Pincode Pai is, once again, embarrassing himself without knowing full details. See what he wrote about the Mohamed-clock-boy!! “homemade clock that the school authorities mistook for a bomb” Really? What a joke!! He was taken away by authorities for bomb hoax!! School knew that the clock was a bomb. They called police for Bomb hoax!!! There is a big difference. In fact, if you look at the clock he carried to school, it really looked like a crude bomb with a timer!! Pincode Pai, sitting at an unknown location with slow internet connection, tries to comment on these topics without proper understanding or knowledge!! He is a joke!!

    Note – I am not here to justify the white racism that is very common in white societies. In fact, I posted a link to anti-Islam rage over a school homework by Christian parents! In fact, it is clearly a case of christian hatred towards Islam. As readers know, I have no soft corner for ‘peaceful’ folks. However, in this case of Virginia county school case, the school assignment had nothing to do with ‘spreading’ Islam. I’ve a feeling that these parents would also oppose ‘Yoga’ because it is linked to India. I’ve no illusion when it comes to this kind of soft-racism, soft-bigotry that is common in USA and other western countries!!

  3. As readers know, I have no soft corner for ‘peaceful’ folks.-Atheist Mr.Original

    Sir, original Pai mam Is ‘Saffron terror’ false under which category? Yoga was from India but Modi RSS has already patented it.
    Perhaps inevitably, yoga’s journey from ancient spiritual practice to big business and premium lifestyle — complete with designer yoga wear, mats, towels, luxury retreats and $100-a-day juice cleanses — has some devotees worrying that something has been lost along the way.

    Across America, students, stressed-out young professionals, CEOs and retirees are among those who have embraced yoga, fueling a $27 billion industry with more than 20 million practitioners — 83 percent of them women. Do you understand why RamDev need to brand ambassador?

    How the $80 billion business of yoga is a win-win game for mind and pocket

    The lucky Sikh boy and clock boy. If it is Modi’s India they don’t even want to count number of Muslims in jail the decision to find these out seemingly cost the Maharashtra Minorities Commission chairman his job.

    As long as Guantanamo Bay prison remains,the Muslims in Indian jail can be held without trials. But convicted criminals like Babu Bajrangi,Maya Kodnani,Lt.Purohit and Swami Aseemanand can get bail and government will ask the public prosecution to go slow on saffron terror.

    Digital India to Banana republic.

    Jai hind

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