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Ahmed Mohamed, clockmaker, heading to DC for White House visit and Muslim gala
by Todd J. Gillman
Ahmed Mohamed, the MacArthur High School freshman whose arrest for bringing a homemade digital clock to school stirred an international uproar, is heading to Washington.
He'll attend a Muslim gala on Saturday and on Monday, he's expected to visit the White House for an evening of stargazing as a special guest of the president.
Ahmed was arrested Sept. 14 after an English teacher confiscated his device, which school officials and police initially described as a "hoax bomb." He was handcuffed, taken to a juvenile detention center, questioned, and released later that day. Two days later, Irving authorities announced they were convinced the device was, in fact, a harmless experiment, as Ahmed had insisted.
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