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Ahmed Mohamed Devastated, Leaves School After Mistaken For Terrorist For Homemade Clock

Tue, September 22, 2015 10:05am EDT by 9 Comments
Muslim Student Ahmed Mohamed Leaves School
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The family of the young Muslim student who got in trouble over a homemade clock that was thought to be a weapon, has taken their son out of his current school. As of Sept. 21, Ahmed Mohamed is no longer a student at MacArthur High School. His siblings have been pulled as well. So heartbreaking.

Ahmed Mohamed, 14, a young Muslim student, was arrested when his experiment was thought to be a homemade bomb instead of a clock he had invented. Now, his distraught family has removed him and his siblings from their Irving Independent School District schools in Texas.


Ahmed’s father, Mohamed El-Hassan Mohamed, made the big decision to pull all of his children from their Irving Independent School District schools on Sept. 21. As of right now, they’re still deciding where to send the children to school, according to CBS News.

“Ahmed said, ‘I don’t want to go to MacArthur,'” Ahmed’s father told The Dallas Morning News. “These kids aren’t going to be happy there.” Sadly, it has taken a huge toll on Ahmed — as you could imagine. His father revealed that the young student has lost his appetite and is not sleeping well. “It’s torn the family and makes us very confused,” Mohamed said.

So what next? Well, a ton of schools have offered to enroll Ahmed, but Mohamed said he wants to give his son a breather before making a decision.

Ahmed Receives Support From All Over

What turned out as a very scary day for a young student, has drastically changed his life. News of the arrest led to an outpour of support for Ahmed, including from President Barack Obama — whom personally invited invited the young student to the White House.

That’s not all. Facebook creator, Mark Zuckerberg invited him for a visit and Twitter offered Ahmed an internship in support.

HollywoodLifers — do you think Ahmed’s parents made the right move? Sound off below!

— Brittany King