The 14-year-old Texas freshman who was arrested and suspended from school for three days for bringing his homemade digital clock to school said Thursday that he wants it back.
“The clock is still in the custody of the police. I want it back with my humility,” Ahmed Mohamed said on Good Morning America.
The boy, who tinkers with electronics at home, was handcuffed at MacArthur High in Irving on Monday and led away to the station where he said he was interrogated for an hour and not allowed to speak to his parents. “I repeatedly told them it was a clock,” he said. The clock he made—contained inside a metal case—arose suspicions, ultimately leading to his arrest.