The 14-year-old arrested after bringing a clock to school gets invites to visit Barack Obama and Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg publicly defended Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Muslim student who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school. The clock that prompted the school's call to the police consisted of a circuit board and a power supply wired to a digital display inside a metal pencil case, according to the Dallas Morning News, which first reported the freshman's arrest.
The police decided not to press charges against the high-school student who had been proud to show off his engineering achievement to his teachers.
- defended - 擁護した
- press charges against ～ - ～を告発/告訴する
- achievement - 成果
The hashtag #IStandWithAhmed has gone viral since the teen's release from custody, and Obama even tweeted an invite to bring the clock to the White House:
- gone viral - ウィルスが広がった。
Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great.— President Obama (@POTUS) 2015, 9月 16
Zuckerberg also invited Mohamed to come by Facebook's headquarters:
When he was arrested, Mohamed was wearing a NASA T-shirt, prompting many astronauts to reach out to the teen and encourage him to continue pursuing science:
Mohamed が逮捕されたとき、彼は、NASA のTシャツを着ていました、多くの宇宙飛行士が、この若者に手を差し伸べることになり、彼に科学の追及を続けることを奨励しました：
Hi @IStandWithAhmed ! I'd love you to join us for our science show Generator in Toronto on 28 Oct. There's a ticket waiting for you.— Chris Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) 2015, 9月 16
Meanwhile, Mohamed's family is adjusting to his overnight popularity following the harrowing arrest, according to the Dallas Morning News. His older sisters set up a Twitter account for Mohamed, and the family may have a couple places to visit if he decides to take Zuckerberg or Obama up on their offers.
Mohamed thanked his supporters — like most teens would — with a photo from Snapchat:
Mohamedは支援者に感謝の意を表明しました。 - 多くの十代のように - Snapchatの写真で：
Thank you fellow supporters. We can ban together to stop this racial inequality and prevent this from happening again pic.twitter.com/fBlmckoafU— Ahmed Mohamed (@IStandWithAhmed) 2015, 9月 16