Muslim teen Ahmed Mohamed creates clock, shows teachers, gets arrested
Chief Larry Boyd said Ahmed should have been "forthcoming" by going beyond the description that what he made was a clock. But Boyd said authorities determined that the teenager did not intend to alarm anyone and the device, which the chief called "a ...
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"I built a clock to impress my teacher but when I showed it to her, she thought it was a threat to her," Ahmed told reporters Wednesday. "They arrested me and they told me that I committed the crime of a hoax bomb, a fake bomb," the freshman later explained to WFAA after authorities released him. The teenager did that because, well, it was a clock, he said. Chief Larry Boyd said Ahmed should have been "forthcoming" by going beyond the description that what he made was a clock. But Boyd said authorities determined that the teenager did not intend to alarm anyone and the device, which the chief called "a homemade experiment," was innocuous. Ahmed, who aspires to go to MIT, said he was pleased the charges were dropped and not bothered that police didn't apologize for arresting him. Social media reacts Outrage over the incident -- with many saying the student was profiled because he's Muslim -- spread on social media as #IStandWithAhmed started trending worldwide on Twitter with more than 100,000 tweets Tuesday morning.
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Encouragement poured in from across the nation for a 14-year-old Muslim boy whose homemade electronic clock led to his detention and suspension from school, with President Barack Obama, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and a... As word spread that Ahmed Mohamed had been placed in handcuffs after coming to class with the clock that officials at his suburban Dallas school thought resembled a bomb, the teen became a star on social media, with the hashtag... In a tweet, Obama called Ahmed’s clock “cool” and said more kids should be inspired like him to enjoy science, because “it’s what makes America great. “Ahmed, if you ever want to come by Facebook, I’d love to meet you,” Zuckerberg posted. Bobak Ferdowsi, a science planner engineer on NASA’s Cassini space probe to Saturn, joined in. In a tweet, Ferdowsi said, “I can’t imagine if be working (at)nasa today if anything like this had ever happened to me. ” He later tweeted, “Hey Ahmed,... Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, a Sudanese immigrant, said at a press conference in front of his family’s home that he was moved by the support for his son. He said Ahmed is an electronics whiz who repairs the family’s clocks and phones.
There’s not much separation between quarterbacks Sean Maguire and Everett Golson after the Florida State football team’s first scrimmage of fall camp on Friday. FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said both players are sharing snaps evenly, but did not want to dive in on too many details on their performances inside Doak Campbell Stadium. Fisher said both players led scoring drives, but junior cornerback Jalen Ramsey said the offense did not score any touchdowns. Fisher said he wanted to review the film before giving a proper assessment on the quarterbacks. “We’re right where we want to be,” Fisher said. “He’s definitely comfortable,” Ramsey said of Golson. Players were competitive and flashed, but Fisher said no player in particular stood out to him. Many players made simple mistakes like lining up on the “inside of guys instead of outside a guy,” and confusing routes. Fisher even used the word “panic” to describe how some players have not had live action slow down for them just yet. Fisher attributed some of the shortcomings to some of the players getting their first taste of action inside the stadium.