STEM Education

Obama praises Ahmed Mohamed for 'cool clock,' invites him to White House

By the Wall Street Journal

Sep 16, 2015

A homemade clock got Ahmed Mohamed suspended from school on Monday — and invited to the White House by the president on Wednesday.

The 14-year-old boy was detained by police in Dallas for bringing a clock to school — which teachers mistook for a bomb. 

President Barack Obama weighed in with a tweet, saying on his personal Twitter account, “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.”

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