The Boy with the Clock

“I built a clock to impress my teacher, but when I showed it to her, she thought it was a threat to her.”

14 year old, Ahmed Mohamed brought in a clock he had made to show to his teacher. Instead of receiving positive feedback, the teacher called the police because she thought Mohamed had built a bomb. The police showed up and arrested him and he was suspended from school for a “hoax bomb.”

This event has brought attention to people across the nation. The incident even caught the eye of Barack Obama. The President asked Ahmed to bring his clock to the White House. Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerburg tweeted at him, “Ahmed, if you ever want to come by Facebook, I’d love to meet you. Keep Building.”

Ahmed is thinking about transferring to a different school, even though the school he was arrested in has invited him back. He spoke about how he was embarrassed at first but then lifted by all of the support he had received. Ahmed said, “I was scared at the moment, but now I’m really happy.”

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