A 14 year old Muslim boy in the US got arrested for bringing his home-made clock into school which teachers claimed ‘looked like a bomb.’ Ahmed Mohamed’s three-day suspension comes to an end on Friday, but the teenager said he did not wish to return to MacArthur High School where teachers got him arrested for an invention that looked like a bomb and is searching for another school
Ninth-grader, Ahmed Mohamed from Irving in Texas was arrested on Monday after he used old circuit boards and wires to create a digital clock and brought it into MacArthur High School to show his engineering teacher. While the engineering teacher approved his project, Ahmed got into trouble after the device started beeping while in an English class, and the second teacher mistook it for a bomb. The school’s principal called police, and Ahmed then says he was arrested, handcuffed and taken to juvenile detention.
Ahmed Mohamed received huge support from across the globe after the news of his arrest went viral, with people questioning the real motive of his detention. An astrophysicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology called Ahmed, “an ideal student” and said that he is the kind of student who deserves to be at MIT or Harvard. Among the outpouring of sympathy was a message from Obama inviting Ahmed to bring his clock to the White House. The Muslim teenager has said that he will go to the White House to visit Barack Obama in the evening who extended an invite to him earlier in the day.
Speaking at a press conference on CBS, Ahmed thanked everyone who supported him. He also thanked Obama, Democrat Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for their messages of support, saying he is ‘pleased’ they oppose what happened to him. Addressing his supporters, he said: ‘Thank you to all my supporters on Twitter, Facebook, and social media. ‘I would never have got this far if it wasn’t for you guys. Not just you guys, but everybody.’