'Clock Kid' Ahmed Gets 3 Very Cool Invitations

From the president, Zuck, and an astronaut
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2015 1:40 PM CDT
'Clock Kid' Ahmed Gets 3 Very Cool Invitations
This photo provided by the Irving Police Department shows the homemade clock that Ahmed Mohamed brought to school, Wednesday, Sept.16, 2015, in Irving.   (Irving Police via AP)

On Monday, Ahmed Mohamed was getting interrogated at a police station because he brought a homemade clock to school and it was mistaken for a bomb. But soon, the Texas 14-year-old might be hanging out in some much, much better locations. Three of the high-profile responses after his story went viral:

  • "Cool clock, Ahmed," President Obama tweeted. "Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great."

  • "Having the skill and ambition to build something cool should lead to applause, not arrest. The future belongs to people like Ahmed," Mark Zuckerberg wrote on Facebook. "Ahmed, if you ever want to come by Facebook, I'd love to meet you. Keep building."
  • As Business Insider reports, astronauts have also been reaching out to the teen (Ahmed was wearing a NASA T-shirt when he was arrested). "Hi @IStandWithAhmed," tweeted ISS Commander Chris Hadfield. "I'd love you to join us for our science show Generator in Toronto on 28 Oct. There's a ticket waiting for you."
Click to see why Ahmed might come up in tonight's GOP debate. (More Ahmed Mohamed stories.)

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