The Boy Who Built the Clock- Ahmed Mohamed
- Casey Hamm
- September 21, 2015
14 Year Old Ahmed Mohamed built a clock and brought it to school to share with his peers as part of a class assignment.
Promptly thereafter his teacher called the police on Mohamed and arguably (although not intentionally) jump started the young boy’s bright, bright future.
If you haven’t already read about the incident, here is a brief synopsis:
Mohamed’s go-to hobby is invention. His latest creation was a clock, built inside a $5-10 metal box that included a digital display and a circuit board.
On Monday, Mohamed took the clock to his high school in Irving, Texas. But when a teacher mistook it for a hoax bomb, the teenager was arrested, interrogated and taken to a juvenile detention center before his parents retrieved him.
Mohamed was then suspended for three days…
Aside from the election dialogues, this story and Ahmed’s face have been headlining every media platform across the board…
And in fact, in perfect social media fashion, Twitter got a hold of the controversial story and off it flew!
Outraged Twitter users responded to his arrest and suspension with #IStandWithAhmed, and several on Twitter believe that Mohamed was profiled because he is Muslim.
President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other public figures also voiced their response. Also on the support was Mark Zuckerberg inviting Mohamed to the Facebook Headquarters and MIT extended an invitation for his future career during an interview with the clock inventor himself …
Take a look at all the tweets HERE !
As of last Wednesday, Irving Police Department said Mohamed would not be charged.