Muslim student arrested over clock withdraws from US school

Muslim boy, Ahmet Mohamed, arrested over clock withdraws from US school that suspended him

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The family of the 14-year-old, Ahmed Mohamed, withdrew the boy from Dallas high school

The family of the 14-year-old Muslim student, Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested over a homemade clock, mistaken for a possible bomb, withdrew the boy from the Dallas area high school on Monday.

Ahmet Mohamed’s father, Mohamed El Hassan Mohamed, said that he had pulled all of his children from Irving Independent School District.

"Ahmed said, 'I don't want to go to MacArthur,'" Ahmed's father told The Dallas Morning News.

"These kids aren't going to be happy there."

Ahmed Mohamed said that his family was still thinking about which school to send him and his siblings.

Many schools offered to enrol Ahmed, his father said, but the family decided to give their child a breather before enrollment.

The father said the case had a harmful effect on Ahmed, adding that his son was not sleeping well and lost his appetite.

"It's torn the family and makes us very confused," Mohamed said.

The family planned to go New York on Wednesday to meet the United Nation officials who wants to meet Ahmed. Then, Mohamed said that he wanted to take his son to the Muslim holy city, Mecca in Saudi Arabia, for pilgrimage if they could obtain visas.

"I ask Allah to bless this time. After that, we'll see," Mohamed said adding that,

“When we come back, we will visit the United States President Barack Obama.”

Ahmed Mohamed, was arrested in Texas on Monday after he attempted to show a clock he made, which was mistaken for a bomb, to his engineering teacher at MacArthur High School. The 14-year-old, ninth grader told US media that while he was showing the clock to his engineering teacher, another teacher saw the clock and reported it to the school’s principal - claiming it was a bomb - who called the police.


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