Sikh Student In Texas Put Behind Bars After Joking About Bomb

Sikh Student In Texas Put Behind Bars After Joking About Bomb

A 12-year old Sikh boy who has undergone three heart surgeries was kept in a Texas juvenile facility for three days after he and his classmate jokes about him having a bomb in his backpack. The boy, named Armaan Singh Sarai, was arrested on Friday, Dec.11 and kept behind bars at a Juvenile facility for three consecutive days without his parents being informed.

Armaan thought the classmate was kidding

The Sikh boy’s cousin Ginee Haer wrote in a Facebook post, “A bully in class thought it would be funny to accuse him of having a bomb, and so the principal, without any questioning, interrogation, or notification to his parents, called the police.” He was released on Monday, said Ginee Haer in a post that has received more than 20,000 Likes and 9,100 shares on Facebook.

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Armaan said he thought his classmate was kidding when he said he would tell the teacher Armaan had a bomb in his backpack and was planning to blow up Nichols Junior High School in Arlington. On Dec.10, a day before Armaan was taken into custody, the classmate had joked that the battery charger in Armaan’s backpack looked like a bomb. “I thought it was a joke, so I started laughing and he started laughing,” Armaan recalled. “The next thing you know, I’m reading with my friend and police come in, grab me and take me outside.”

The Sikh boy has undergone three open heart surgeries

Police interviewed the Sikh boy briefly before eva