#IStandWithAhmed: Hashtag Surfaces in Support of Texas Student Arrested Over Homemade Clock
Yesterday in Irving, Texas, 14-year-old MacArthur High School student Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that officials felt resembled a “hoax bomb.” He will not face charges, but officials took what they deemed were necessary precautions. President Obama took to Twitter to support the young man and has invited him to the White House.
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 (@POTUS) September 16, 2015
Hey Ahmed- we’re saving a seat for you at this weekend’s Google Science Fair…want to come? Bring your clock! #IStandwithAhmed
— Google Science Fair (@googlescifair) September 16, 2015