IRVING, TX — After making a homemade clock out of a pencil-case and bringing it into school, Ahmed Mohamed was arrested. Staff at MacArthur High School in Irving thought he had made a bomb.
Talk about a nuclear reaction. The 14-year-old was suspended and nearly charged for having a fake bomb, but today we got word that no charges will be filed (that, after the story went viral and support for Ahmed well, exploded on social media with #IStandWithAhmed).
Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great.
— President Obama (@POTUS44) September 16, 2015
A lot of people—including Ahmed’s family—are crying foul, saying this all got blown up because he’s Muslim. He even told the Dallas Morning News that one of the cops made a derogatory comment. Ahmed says he will be transferring from MacArthur High School.
Our take? This kid’s the bomb. Everyone else is just blowing smoke.