A 14-year-old Muslim student who was removed from his school in handcuffs Monday after bringing in a homemade clock will not face any charges as he continues to garner support from social media — including from the White House.
Police and school authorities in Irving, Texas have been under fire after ninth-grader Ahmed Mohamed was arrested for taking the object into MacArthur High School.
In a report published in the Guardian, Mohamed, an engineering hobbyist, showed the clock to his ninth-grade English teacher and was later put into handcuffs and escorted by two officers out of the school.
A police spokesman told the Dallas Morning News that the police “have no information that he claimed it was a bomb. He kept maintaining it was a clock, but there was no broader explanation. … The concern was, 'What was this thing built for? Do we take him into custody?'”