Online Support for Teen Arrested After Taking Homemade Clock to School

(STORYFUL) - A fourteen-year-old boy was arrested, September 14, after he brought a homemade clock to his school in Irving, Texas. Ahmed Mohamed was suspended for three days from MacArthur High School and questioned by police, who have not yet confirmed if he will be charged with making a “hoax bomb”.

Since the story broke late on September 15, there has been a wave of support for Ahmed on social media.

The Dallas Morning News reported the story on the evening of September 15 and it quickly gained attention on social media.

A video interview with Ahmed by Dallas Morning News is embedded here along with relevant content from social media.

A Google Form where people can suggest things for Ahmed to make is being shared online.

It was set up by Twitter user Anil Dash who shared an image from Ahmed’s arrest, having spoken with the family.

Comments under a recent, unrelated, Facebook post by the Irving Police Department give a flavor of the early reaction to the story.

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