The Internet, Tech Companies And Obama All Stand With Ahmed
President Obama and tech leaders sent messages of support to 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed after his controversial arrest for bringing a clock to school.By Evan Thomas | September 16, 2015
A 14-year-old boy was arrested in Irving, Texas, after his teacher mistook his homemade digital clock for an explosive device. Now, he has a few other platforms to show off his inventions.
President Obama extended a casual White House invite to Ahmed Mohamed in a tweet after the teenager’s story made its rounds on social media. Obama said, “We should inspire more kids like you to like science.”
Obama wasn’t alone. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the account for Google’s online global science competition both sent invites to Ahmed, showing their support for his interest in technology. (Video via Google)