A 14-year-old Texas high school freshman was arrested and suspended for three days after arriving to class with a homemade clock that police and school officials feared was a bomb.
It wasn’t an explosive device. But the boy’s arrest was, indeed, a sign of the times.
Ahmed Mohamed wanted to impress his engineering teacher with his creation that took him 20 minutes to build at his Irving home. Local media described the device as being built with “a circuit board and power supply wired to a digital display, all strapped inside a case with a tiger hologram on the front.”