#IStandWithAhmed: 14-Year-Old Tech Whiz Gets Support From Facebook, Twitter, Google And More

17/09/2015 10:50 | Updated 17 September 2015

A 14-year-old boy from Texas has received a strong show of support from tech royalty after police arrested him for bringing a homemade clock into school.

Ahmed Mohamed was arrested by police because school officials thought his invention looked like a bomb.

The teen inventor, who has now been released, won over support from all the giants of tech world including Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter and Google as well as praise from Obama and Hilary Clinton.

In a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, Ahmed said: "I built a clock to impress my teacher but when I showed it to her she thought it was a threat to her. I'm very sad that she got the wrong impression of it."

According to the BBC, his father Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed who is from Sudan, added: "He's a very smart, brilliant boy and he said he just wanted to show himself to the world."

In a joint show of support for the young genius, science and tech experts reached out to offer him jobs, internships and an opportunity to showcase his brilliance at their own companies.

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Ahmed thanked all supporters at the press conference and sent a strong message to aspiring inventors:

Despite the outpouring of offers, Ahmed has only accepted Obama's invite to the White House and is yet to respond to Facebook and Twitter.

One imagines however, that Obama will set the bar quite high for Zuckerberg.

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