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September 16, 2015 AT 6:25 pm

Ahmed speaks! Video – @IStandWithAhmed #IStandWithAhmed

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The Texas teen who was arrested after school officials mistook his homemade invention for a bomb says he plans to transfer schools and is on his way to the White House.

“I guess everyone knows I’m the one who built a clock and got into a lot of trouble for it,” Ahmed Mohamed, 14, said in a news conference today. “I built the clock to impress my teacher, but when I showed her, she was threatened by it.”

Ahmed, a high school freshman at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, was taken into police custody Monday when his homemade digital clock was mistaken for a bomb by school officials and the police.

He said he is still suspended until Thursday and plans to attend college at Massachusetts Institute of Technology after graduating high school.

Still suspended, but charges were dropped, wants to go to MIT 🙂


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