You’ve probably read or heard about the 14 year old boy who made a digital clock and got arrested by the Police after his teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb. Awful, right?
Now here’s the good part:
The news got on social media and people from all over the world condemned the act and gave massive support to Ahmed for his ingenuity. But it didn’t end there.
Ahmed got shout-outs from President Obama, presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg invited him to Facebook. Ahmed has also received invitations to work at Twitter and Reddit, been offered a seat at the Google science fair and a scholarship to NASA’s space camp – just to name a few. Thanks to his teacher!
But what if Ahmed’s teacher had not called the Police on him? Ahmed’s clock and 13 other inventions by him may have gone unnoticed. The world may not have known there was a 14 year old genius somewhere in a Texas high school.