Texas Student's Rebuilt Digital Clock Called 'Hoax Bomb'
A Texas student named Ahmed Mohamed inadvertantly drew police attention when he rebuilt a digital clock and brought it to school to show his professor.
The student, whom some people feel concerned may have been targeted due to his ethnic and religious identity, has earned for himself a White House invite, an invite to the +Google Science Fair
, and messages of support from Presidential Hopeful +Hillary Clinton
and Facebook CEO +Mark Zuckerberg
, among others.
On a less positive note, he has been suspended for three days by the school, and police are still considering whether to press charges, so it hasn't all worked out yet. How these play out may affect public response to the incident, especially in Islamic circles and among Civil Rights activists.
His story has already inspired a trending hashtag, as well, among those wishing to express solidarity with the young man: #IStandwithAhmed
What do you think about this incident?