Irving, Texas, authorities say no charges will be filed against high school student, Ahmed Mohamed, who was arrested Monday after bringing a homemade clock to school.

Mohamed, 14, who is Muslim, is active in the robotics club in middle school and wanted to show his new teacher he new innovation.


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Mohamed showed the clock to his English teacher, who said that it looked like a bomb, and confiscated it. Mohamed was pulled out of class, and brought to the school principal and five police officers. According to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, he was questioned, handcuffed, and taken to Irving police headquarters for interrogation, fingerprinting, and mug shots, even though he repeatedly insisted that it was a clock. h/t nbcnews

“Clearly, there were disassembled clock parts in there, but he offered no more explanation than that,” Irving Police Officer James McLellan told NBC Dallas Fort Worth.