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14 year old Muslim student speaks out after being arrested for bringing homemade clock to school (video)

A 14-year-old boy was arrested by police in Texas after a homemade clock he wanted to show his school teachers was mistaken for a bomb.

Ahmed Mohamed told US media that he had made a clock at home and brought it into MacArthur High School in Irving to show his engineering teacher. Another teacher saw it and, concerned that it looked like a bomb, alerted the school authorities who called police.

Ahmed has since been invited to Facebook by Mark Zuckerberg and even the White House by President Obama!

You’ve probably seen the story about Ahmed, the 14 year old student in Texas who built a clock and was arrested when he…

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Twitter users have also come out in force, with hashtag #IStandWithAhmed trending globally. Here are a selection of the tweets:

https://twitter.com/googlescifair/status/644219471469629440

https://twitter.com/Court3lizabeth/status/644013030196445184

https://twitter.com/Payitforward87/status/644115712764694528

https://twitter.com/FarhanKVirk/status/644089200657088512

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