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Texas(BBC): A 14-year-old boy was arrested by police in Texas after a homemade clock he wanted to show his school teachers was mistaken for a bomb.
Ahmed Mohamed told US 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.
His father fears the incident happened because of his son’s Muslim background.
16 September 2015 photo of the clock brought in by Ahmed MohamedImage copyrightTwitter
An editor with the Dallas Morning news tweeted out the photo, given out by police
Irving Police Department chief Larry Boyd said the boy had been arrested for a suspected “hoax bomb”, but officers determined there was no threat and released him.
“We have always had an outstanding relationship with the Muslim community,” said Mr Boyd. “Incidents like this present challenges. We want to learn how we can move forward and turn this into a positive.”
The Council on American-Islamic Relations says it is investigating the incident.
There was a strong reaction to the story on social media.
Hillary Clinton tweet: Image copyrightTwitter
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tweeted her support for the 14 year old
Ahmed Mohamed told the Dallas Morning News that he loved engineering and had wanted to show his teachers what he could do.
He said his engineering teacher had congratulated him but advised him “not to show any other teachers”.
The teenager said another teacher became aware of it when the device beeped during the lesson.
“She was like – it looks like a bomb,” he said.