The Teenaged Maker Who Was Arrested For Building A Clock Is Switching Schools

CNN is reporting that Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old boy who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, has switched schools. He is leaving MacArthur High School and he and his parents are choosing another school where, we assume, he won’t be arrested for curiosity.

Ahmed gained Internet fame two days ago when school officials called the police when he brought a homemade clock to school. Officials thought the clock, encased in a handsome metal case, looked like a bomb. Ahmed said he was interrogated at school by police.

”They told me ‘No, you can’t call your parents,'” Ahmed said. “‘You’re in the middle of an interrogation at the moment.’ They asked me a couple of times, ‘Is it a bomb?’ and I answered a couple of times, ‘It’s a clock.'”

“I felt like I was a criminal,” the teenager said. “I felt like I was a terrorist. I felt like all the names I was called.”

Ahmed said he was scared at first but now he is happy. In fact, President Obama invited him to the White House and multiple colleges and Valley notables – including Mark Zuckerberg – have offered their support. It’s unclear what he’s building next, but I can’t imagine he’ll have trouble finding cool parts.