(WASHINGTON) — President Obama tweeted from his official personal account on Wednesday, inviting Ahmed Mohamed to the White House to show him the clock invention that was mistaken for a bomb.
“Cool clock, Ahmed,” the president tweeted. “Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.”
Mohamed, a 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.
Irving Police Chief Larry Boyd said at a news conference Wednesday that no charges will be brought against Mohamed for bringing a “suspicious device” to school.
Besides attracting the attention of the president, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and celebrity Russell Simmons expressed their support for Mohamed on Twitter.
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