Obama doesn’t have time to recognize the cop killings everywhere, but he definitely has time for a Muslim teen who got arrested for administrators thinking that the homemade clock he brought to school looked like a bomb.
The Muslim teenager arrested for bringing his home-made clock into school which teachers claimed ‘looked like a bomb’ has said he will go to the White House to visit Barack Obama after the President extended an invite to him earlier in the day.
Ahmed Mohamed, 14, received messages of support from across the globe today after an image of him being handcuffed and escorted out of MacArthur High School, in Irving, Texas, went viral.
Among the outpouring of sympathy was a message from Obama inviting Ahmed to bring his clock to the White House, an offer that the teenager said he would accept this evening.
Speaking at a press conference on CBS, Ahmed 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.
Obama had tweeted: ‘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.’
Ahmed 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, Ahmed got into trouble after the device started beeping while in an English class, and the second teacher mistook it for a bomb.
Read more: Daily Mail