14-year-old boy arrested for homemade clock to move to Qatar

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DALLAS — The family of a 14-year-old Muslim student from Texas who was arrested after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a possible bomb has announced they’re moving to the Middle East for him to attend school there.

Ahmed Mohamed’s family said in a statement Tuesday they’ve accepted a foundation’s offer to pay for his high school and college in Doha, Qatar. He recently visited the country as part of a whirlwind month that included a visit to the White House on Monday.

Before boarding a plane from Washington back home to Texas, Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, told The Dallas Morning News that, “we are going to move to a place where my kids can study and learn, and all of them being accepted by that country.”

 

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