9th grader arrested after teachers thought his homemade clock was a bomb

9th grader arrested after teachers thought his homemade clock was a bomb
Ahmed Mohamed is handcuffed and wearing a NASA t-shirt in this photo tweeted by blogger Anil Dash, who noted that he shared the photo at the request of Ahmed’s sister. Twitter
9th grader arrested after teachers thought his homemade clock was a bomb
Ahmed Mohamed is handcuffed and wearing a NASA t-shirt in this photo tweeted by blogger Anil Dash, who noted that he shared the photo at the request of Ahmed’s sister. Twitter

9th grader arrested after teachers thought his homemade clock was a bomb

A 14-year-old boy in north Texas is making international headlines. His name is Ahmed Mohamed. He’s a robotics fan. And he says he created a homemade clock – circuit boards and wires in a pencil case – to impress his new teachers at high school.

He brought it to school and ended up under arrest, suspected of making a bomb. His story has inspired the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed and efforts to invite him to NASA and Google. Eric Aasen of KERA joins Here & Now’s Peter O’Dowd with details.

— via Here and Now