Twitter Stands With Teen Wrongfully Arrested For 'Bomb Clock'

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Cierra Bailey
The 14-year-old arrested in Texas for bringing his homemade clock to school receives an outpouring of support through social media.

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Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Muslim boy who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, has received an overflow of support through social media, even garnering the attention of democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, President Obama, and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg who all sent direct words of encouragement to the teen. 

 

You’ve probably seen the story about Ahmed, the 14 year old student in Texas who built a clock and was arrested when he...

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Mohamed even has his own hashtag, #IStandWithAhmed under which users are applauding his creativity, skill, and apparent thirst for knowledge.

Watch his own recount of the incident below.

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People in the science and technology community, public figures, celebrities, activists and more are banding together to encourage Mohamed and condemn the school administration and police department for their handling of the situation.

In a press conference held today the teen had this to say;

"I’m the person who built a clock and got in a lot of trouble for it … Don’t let people change who you are.”

There were no charges filed against Mohamed after it was determined the device was, indeed, just a clock. Mohamed and his family are reportedly planning to take legal action against the local police department and school district. 

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