Kid Arrested For Expressing Creativity

Ahmed's homemade digital clock.
Ahmed’s homemade digital clock.

Imagine going to school one day and getting arrested because you expressed your creativity. That’s what happened to freshman Ahmed Mohamed.

Ahmed Mohamed was arrested on September 15th for bringing a clock to school. His teachers and local police officers believed he was actually bringing a bomb.

Despite Ahmed repeatedly insisting that he was only trying to showcase his home-made clock, the officers were not convinced.

“So you tried to make a bomb?” one of the officers asked.

Mohamed then went on to say that it was just a clock but the officers continued to insist that it was a bomb. One of the officers even suggested it was a movie bomb.

“It looks like a movie bomb to me,” said the officers.

The officers later took Ahmed into a juvenile detention center, where his parents were able to pick him up after the detention center took his fingerprints.

Ahmed said in a video, he overheard one of the officers say, “How could someone like this build something like this unless it’s a threat?”

Ahmed’s family has said that the school’s principal has suspended him for 3 days.

“He just wants to invent good things for man-kind,” said his father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, “But because his name is Mohamed and because of September 11th, I think my son got mistreated.”


Story By: Marlin Chevez, Diana Padilla





Diana Padilla

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