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Ahmed Mohamed, the Muslim teenager arrested after a homemade clock he brought to his school was mistaken for a bomb, has quit MacArthur High School in Texas, his family says.

The boy’s father, Mohamed El-Hassan Mohamed, said he had pulled all his children from schools in the area.

According to Mohamed El-Hassan Mohamed, the arrest had a harmful effect on his 14-year-old boy.

Ahmed Mohamed’s arrest has been sharply criticized and the charges against him were quickly dropped.Ahmed Mohamed withdraws from high school

The boy was arrested at MacArthur High School in Irving, after officials thought the device he brought to school was a “hoax bomb”.

“Ahmed said: <<I don’t want to go to MacArthur>>,” Mohamed El-Hassan Mohamed told The Dallas Morning News on September 22.

“These kids aren’t going to be happy there.”

Ahmed Mohamed has received numerous enrolment offers from schools, his father said, adding that he wanted to give him a break before making a decision.

The entire family is set to fly to New York on September 23 where United Nations dignitaries want to meet Ahmed Mohamed.

After that, Mohamed El-Hassan Mohamed hopes to take his son on a pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

“I ask Allah to bless this time. After that, we’ll see,” the father said.

When they return, they plan to visit the White House to meet President Barack Obama, he said.

Ahmed Mohamed announced his plans to transfer schools at a news conference last week.

He told reporters it was “very sad” that his teacher thought his clock was a threat.

Ahmed Mohamed’s arrest has been sharply criticized, and the boy has received an outpouring of support including an invitation to the White House.


A 14-year-old Texas student was arrested after a homemade clock he wanted to show his school teachers was mistaken for a bomb.

Ahmed Mohamed told media that he had made a clock at home and brought it into MacArthur High School in Irving to show his engineering teacher.

Another teacher saw it and, concerned it looked like a bomb, alerted school authorities who called the police.

Ahmed Mohamed’s father fears the incident happened because of his son’s Muslim background.Ahmed Mohamed hoax bomb

The Council on American-Islamic Relations says it is investigating the incident.

There was a strong reaction to the story on social media.

Ahmed Mohamed told the Dallas Morning News that he loved engineering and wanted to show his teachers what he could do.

The boy said his engineering teacher had congratulated him but advised him “not to show any other teachers”.

Ahmed Mohamed said another teacher became aware of it when the device beeped during the lesson.

“She was like – it looks like a bomb,” the teenager said.

The homemade clock consisted of a circuit board with wires leading to a digital display.

Later in the day Ahmed Mohamed was pulled out of class and interviewed by the school’s principle and four police officers.

Police spokesman James McLellan said that, throughout the interview, Ahmed Mohamed had maintained that he built only a clock.

The school has not commented on the case, but issued a statement saying it “always ask our students and staff to immediately report if they observe any suspicious items”.

The boy’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, who is originally from Sudan, said his son had been mistreated because of his name “and because of September 11”.

Alia Salem of the Council on American-Islamic Relations agreed: “This wouldn’t even be a question if his name wasn’t Ahmed Mohamed. He is an excited kid who is very bright and wants to share it with his teachers.”