The reaction to this story has been HEARTWARMING.
14-year-old Irving, Texas student Ahmed Mohamed was arrested at school after a teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb when it started beeping in class.
Amidst the outrage to the incident, President Obama asked if Ahmed wanted to bring the clock to the White House to inspire like-minded kids to like science. Mark Zuckerbeg invited Ahmed to meet him at Facebook, saying the future belongs to people like Ahmed.
Twitter said it loves building things, too – and offered Ahmed an internship!
Ahmed says he makes his own radios and spent 20 minutes before bed every night assembling the clock.
- It’s reported that no charges have been laid against Ahmed for possessing a hoax bomb as there is no evidence he meant to cause alarm at the school, although it is understood that he has been suspended from school for 3 days. The issue has been trending heavily under the hashtag #istandwithahmed
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