Ahmed Mohamed’s name has been popping recently on social media, and that is because the 14-year-old Texas high school student was suspended two days ago from his high school and placed into handcuffs after his teachers accused him of making a homemade bomb and then bringing it to school.
Ahmed said that over the weekend he made the homemade clock and was excited to show his teachers his project, but instead it turned into one of the worst days of his life. Teachers accused his clock of looking like a bomb even when Ahmed repeatedly told them it was a clock.
With the news about Ahmed Mohamed trending over the web, many celebrities have taken to social media to show their support for the teen who was just keeping his imagination and passion alive. President Obama is one of those who have commented on the incident that involved Ahmed, even inviting the teen to the White House with his homemade clock.
Hillary Clinton also took to Twitter to express her concern over the situation with Ahmed, telling him to continue being curious.
Many celebrities are even adopting the hashtag that has been created to show support for Ahmed, #IStandWithAhmed.
“You’ve probably seen the story about Ahmed, the 14 year old student in Texas who built a clock and was arrested when he took it to school. Having the skill and ambition to build something cool should lead to applause, not arrest. The future belongs to people like Ahmed. Ahmed, if you ever want to come by Facebook, I’d love to meet you. Keep building.”
Ahmed took to his Twitter account to thank the many people that are standing with him and supporting him during a difficult time.
Ahmed sat down with the Dallas Morning News to explain the situation and how he felt during it.