14-year-old Arrested For Taking Homemade Clock To School That Teacher Reports As A Bomb

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A ninth grader from Irving, Texas, was arrested at his school Monday after teachers thought his homemade clock looked like a bomb.

Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was taken to a juvenile detention center, suspended from school and could still face charges of making a hoax bomb, reports the Dallas News.

But Ahmed, a robotics fan who reportedly likes to make his own radios, insists he made a clock and brought the invention into school to show his engineering teacher.

The clock — a circuit board with a power supply wired to a digital display — was confiscated during English class because the alarm kept beeping.

“She was like, it looks like a bomb,” he told the Dallas News, adding, “It doesn’t look like a bomb to me.”

Ahmed was later taken out of class by the principal and questioned by five police officers who demanded to know his intentions and…

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