Fourteen-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, a ninth grader student from Texas, who was handcuffed for taking homemade digital clock to his school, has now been offered an internship at Twitter.
Twitter tweeted the invitation saying,
— Twitter (@Twitter) September 16, 2015
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg also invited the teenager to visit him after US President Barack Obama called on the boy to show off his clock at the White House.
“Ahmed, if you ever want to come by Facebook, I’d love to meet you,” Zuckerberg wrote him.
On Wednesday, 16 September, the arrest of the teenager was criticized by many over the social media and everyone showed solidarity with Ahmed Mohamed through the hash tag # “I stand with ahmed” on Twitter and Facebook.
After the incident, several leading institutions offered him invites to come and visit them including Facebook, NASA and Google.
Ahmed says thanx to all who support him. He writes on ✔ @IStandWithAhmed
“Thank you fellow supporters, we can ban together to stop this racial inequality and prevent this from happening again”.
“I built a clock to impress my teacher but when I showed it to her she thought it was a threat to her so it was really sad that she took the wrong impression of it,” Ahmed said.
Despite being taken as a teen terrorist, he said he doesn’t care that the school and police department haven’t apologized to him.
Ahmed said he’s been suspended until Thursday but has no plans to go back and is looking to transfer schools.