Teen clockmaker Ahmed Mohamed withdraws from Texas school

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Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was detained after police said a suspicious device was found inside his pencil box at MacArthur High School. Photo courtesy of USA Today

Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was detained after police said a suspicious device was found inside his pencil box at MacArthur High School. Photo courtesy of USA Today

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(Reuters) "These kids aren't going to be happy there," Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed said of the decision to pull his three children from the Texas school district where son Ahmed was arrested after high school staff mistook his homemade clock for a bomb.

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  • Bernardo

    I am sure Iran or Saudi Arabia would welcome this family just like they welcome immigrants from Syria.

  • This bigotry against people from Muslim countries must stop. It is completely unAmerican.
    Muslims only comprise 1% of the American population yet they comprise a larger percent of the professions, especially in science and medicine.

    Why are there so few supporters of decency and humanity in these RNS comment sections?
    Answer: Religious conviction does more bad than good.

  • Larry

    And this is a state where kids can practically walk around with assault weapons without being stopped by police. Yet they arrest a kid carrying a clock. Is it too late to sell Texas back to Mexico?

  • Ahmed was told by the teacher to whom he showed it to keep it to himself. Ahmed did not and is not owed any apology. There is something very wrong when people take sides blatantly ignoring MAJOR facts.

  • George Nixon Shuler

    What’s your source for that ridiculous meme, Faux? Those grifters are in business to trick you into voting to make the rich richer and the poor poorer and they will stop at nothing in that goal. They are fueling hatred against minority youth as part of their business plan. Even if what you say is true – which cannot be verified since school discipoline records are confidential – that does not justify the reprehensible treatment this youth received.

  • Sarah

    He didn’t deliberately reveal it to anyone else: the clock went off on its own. That may have been negligence on his part in not ensuring the alarm wasn’t set but it’s NOT a deliberate action. Get your facts right before you hate on someone.