Boy genius says he was falsely accused of plagiarism

Being born a genius comes with its own burdens. Being accused of plagiarism seems to be one of them for 9-year-old Laurent Simons (not photographed in the feature image). He may not become the youngest to finish the electrical engineering course at the Eindhoven University of Technology. 

His parents have decided to take him out of the school after the accusation. However, according to NOS, the university says “there was [a] disagreement with the parents about the planned timetable”. The parents wanted the boy to finish the course before his 10th birthday on December 26. according to the Eindhoven University of Technology, this proved to be not possible. The university said in a statement: “The parents have decided not to accept this. We regret that.” Laurent has been using Instagram to express his problems with the university as well.

But does it sound like the parents are putting too much pressure on young Laurent? Possibly. At least that’s apparently how the conversation went between them and the university. Laurent also took to Instagram to call out the university and say “liar liar pants on fire”.

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LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE???!!! My studyplan would finish in December, I was on schedule. The University told also the press I will finish end of this year. See also e-mail from Bachelor director to exam committee. Now suddenly after my protest and my planned departure they re telling that it will happen in medio 2020!! Is the TUEindhoven trying to fool the world?! Just Pathetic!! Friday evening the Board Chairman called us that they are sorry and that I can continue my study undisturbed to finish in December…I think they are lying so much, they can not distinguish anymore wath is the truth and what is not….even if I would have been delayed: 1 week, 2 weeks, 1 month,…but 7 months??? Come on ?…seriously…#laurentsimons #justice #thetruth

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