Ahmed Mohamed who is a high school freshman at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, was taken into police custody Monday when his home made digital clock was mistaken for a bomb by the school officials and the police.
Ahmed, 14, had made the clock to impress his teacher who was threatened by it.
His father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed who has previously run for President in Sudan feared the incident happened because his son had a Muslim background. His father said that Ahmed had been mistreated because of his name.
Ahmed’s arrested lead to creation of a twitter account and hashtag
#IStandWithAhmed. He was later invited to the White House by President Obama, to Google and Facebook.
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 (@POTUS44) September 16, 2015
— Jaime Casap (@jcasap) September 16, 2015
In less than 24 hours, he was invited to Google, Facebook NASA
— SHAE (@abe_shae) September 17, 2015
Twitter users react to Ahmed’s arrest.
A child should not be arrested as a result of adult fear and ignorance. #IStandWithAhmed
— Pedro Noguera (@PedroANoguera) September 17, 2015