Texas clock boy fields offers from White House, Twitter, MIT

Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teen who was arrested and later released after his teachers thought his homemade clock resembled a bomb, has been inundated with messages of support and offers to visit the White House, the MIT artificial intelligence lab and the Facebook campus.

Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield invites Ahmed Mohamed to science show in Toronto

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Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teen who was arrested and released with no charges after teachers thought his homemade clock resembled a bomb, has been inundated with messages of support and offers to visit the White House, the MIT astrophysics facility and the Facebook campus. 

The 14-year-old's story was posted by the Dallas Morning News on Tuesday evening. By lunchtime Wednesday, U.S. President Barack Obama was tweeting about him. 

The White House later invited Ahmed to Astronomy Night at the White House on Oct. 19 to meet some astronauts and government scientists, said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. 

Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield also invited Ahmed to a science show in Toronto next month. 

NASA astronaut Daniel Tani offered Ahmed the shirt off his back. 

And an anonymous donor has paid for him to attend space camp at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. 

The tech world showed its support for Ahmed as well, with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg inviting him to take a tour of the social network's Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters

Not to be outdone, Twitter went a step further and offered him an internship. 

Technology giants General Electric and Autodesk also extended invitations to the Texas teen. 

Google got in on the act, too. 

Top U.S. schools are singing Ahmed's praises. In an interview on MSNBC, he called the Massachusetts Institute of Technology his "dream school." 

Host Chris Hayes had a surprise for him. MIT physicist Chanda Prescod-Weinstein joined the conversation live to invite him check out the school's astrophysics facility. 

"I just want to say, you are my ideal student," she said. "A creative, independent thinker like you is the kind of person who should be becoming a physicist."

As well, Ahmed received an invitation to visit the telescope lab at the University of Texas at Austin. 

At a news conference Wednesday, Ahmed said his three-day suspension from school still stands, despite the fact police didn't lay charges. 

"I'm transferring schools so it doesn't matter," he said. 

When asked which school he would be attending, he said "any other school."


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