Teen: It's a clock, not a bomb

After reading the linked article I had the following exchange.

Me: if a HS student created a time clock out of a pencil box what would you do?
DH: does it tell time?
Me: yes
DH: put it on my desk
Me: well a kid git arrested for making one.
DH: why?
Me: police thought it looked like a bomb...the HS student's name is Ahmed Mohamad
DH: well if my kid had that name I wouldn't let him bring it to school
> eta: he wasn't shocked the teacher over reacted <

Do you think prejudice is getting in the way of good judgment?