Texas teen arrested for homemade clock to move to Qatar

Oct 20, 2015 7:13 PM by News Staff

DALLAS (AP) - The family of a 14-year-old Muslim boy from Texas who was arrested after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a possible bomb has announced he'll be attending school in the Middle East.

Ahmed Mohamed's family said in a statement Tuesday they've accepted a foundation's offer to pay for his high school and college in Doha, Qatar. He recently visited the country as part of a whirlwind month that included a visit Monday to the White House.

Ahmed's father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, told The Dallas Morning News that "we are going to move to a place where my kids can study and learn and all of them being accepted by that country."

Ahmed was arrested last month after bringing the clock to his high school in Irving, a Dallas suburb.


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