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Muslim teen Ahmed Mohamed withdraws from US school that suspended him over clock

/ 09:47 AM September 22, 2015
Ahmed Mohamed

Ahmed Mohamed, 14, gestures as he arrives to his family’s home in Irving, Texas, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Ahmed was arrested Monday at his school after a teacher thought a homemade clock he built was a bomb. He remains suspended and said he will not return to classes at MacArthur High School. AP

DALLAS — The family of a 14-year-old Muslim boy who got in trouble over a homemade clock mistaken for a possible bomb has withdrawn the boy from his suburban Dallas high school.

Ahmed Mohamed’s father, Mohamed El-Hassan Mohamed, told The Dallas Morning News that he has withdrawn all of his children from schools in the Irving Independent School District. Mohamed says the family is still deciding where to send the children to school.


Ahmed has said he brought the clock to MacArthur High School in Irving to show a teacher. Officials say he was arrested after another teacher saw it and became concerned. Ahmed wasn’t charged, but he was suspended from school for three days.

News of the arrest sparked an outpouring of support for Ahmed, including from President Barack Obama.



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