Texas “Clock Kid” to move to Qatar
Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old who was arrested at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas for allegedly bringing a hoax bomb to school, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, in Washington. Mohamed is in Washington for a visit to the White House for White House Astronomy Night. AP/ANDREW HARNIK
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The family of Ahmed Mohamed, the teen who was arrested over bringing a clock to school which school officials mistook for a bomb, announced Tuesday that they will be moving to Qatar.
In a statement, the Mohamed family said, “After careful consideration of all the generous offers received, we would like to announce that we have accepted a kind offer from Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) for Ahmed to join the prestigious QF Young Innovators Program, which reflects the organization’s on-going dedication to empowering young people and fostering a culture of innovation and creativity.”
Ahmed is quoted as saying, “I was really impressed with everything that Qatar Foundation has to offer and the campuses are really cool. I got to meet other kids who are also really interested in science and technology. I think I will learn a lot and also have lots of fun there.”
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