Texas Teen Arrested Over Homemade Clock To Study In Qatar
Turns out being arrested had a silver lining for Ahmed Mohamed, the gifted Texas teen who was jailed earlier this year over a homemade clock administrators at his school found suspicious. Ahmed hung out with President Obama and other talented students for Astronomy Night at the White House Monday and Tuesday announced he’ll be studying abroad on scholarship!
Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old who made headlines in September after being arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, is moving out of the country, his family announced on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
“After careful consideration of all the generous offers received, we would like to announce that we have accepted a kind offer from Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development for Ahmed to join the prestigious QF Young Innovators Program, which reflects the organization’s on-going dedication to empowering young people and fostering a culture of innovation and creativity,” the family said in a statement.
Mohamed’s story was picked up by numerous news outlets after the Muslim teen was handcuffed and accused of bringing a bomb — his homemade clock — to his Irving, Texas, school. Many high-profile names came forward to defend and encourage the creative young man, including Mark Zuckerberg, President Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton.
Obama had personally invited Ahmed to the White House after the teen was arrested. Irving police later said they would not be charging the young man with any crime.
We are so happy for him!!! Looks like the world is really Ahmed’s oyster right now and we hope he continues to make his family and all his supporters proud.
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