IStandWithAhmed: 14 year old teen inventor from Texas

Ahmed Mohamed Created a pencil clock but his invention turned a nightmare for him

A Texas teen, Ahmed Mohammed invented a digital clock with pencil casing, so good for now, but when the teen went to school expecting aspiration from his teacher, it turned a nightmare for him. Teacher called the local police for being threatened by a fake hoax bomb as it appeared to be, the boy left the school with chains on his hands.

When Ahmed Mohamed went to his high school in Irving, Texas, Monday, he was so excited. A teenager with dreams of becoming an engineer, he wanted to show his teacher the digital clock he’d made from a pencil case. — CNN

“I built a clock to impress my teacher but when I showed it to her, she thought it was a threat to her,” Ahmed told the reporters on Wednesday morning.

“It was really sad that she took the wrong impression of it,” said Ahmed Mohamed to the media.

Later he explained to the press his innocence for the incident as, “They arrested me and they told me that I committed the crime of a hoax bomb, a fake bomb.”

Local Police chief, Larry Boyd revealed the press that  the teenager didn’t intend to alarm anyone with the device, just “a clock”, as it appears to the chief. On Wednesday, police announced that there will be any charges against the teenagers, however, police did question the kid about his intention with a “homemade alarm clock”.

Ahmed lawyer, Linda Moreno told the authorities that, “he wouldn’t answer any more questions on the legal process.”


The news about Ahmed turned into a wild trend on twitter, as the kid received appreciation in million while on the other end, the school Facebook page was crowded with criticism from millions of Facebook users and social media persons. On Tuesday morning, the topic #IStandwithahmed received 100000 tweets from many famous Social Media Persons. Even the US President Barrack Obama appreciated the teen for his little invention,

Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great. — President Obama

Mark Zuckerberg praised the kid saying,

Ahmed, if you ever want to come by Facebook, I’d love to meet you. Keep building.”

Many other popular figures on Twitter also appreciated Ahmed while criticized the school administration. Read the below tweets and stand with Ahmed.

Have you apologized yet? #IStandWithAhmed #EngineersForAhmed — David Wood

Humanitarian activist, Jillian York criticized the school authorities on twitter,

Shame on your school and its administration for arresting Ahmed Mohamed, way to stifle a kid’s creativity and energy. I hope you’re all replaced with compassionate, non-racist, administrators and teachers.

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