Ahmed Mohamed And His Siblings Leave MacArthur High School

September 22nd 2015

Alex Mierjeski

Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teen who was arrested last week for bringing a homemade clock to school, will no longer attend MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas after his father pulled him and his younger brother and sister from the school. 

"Ahmed said, 'I don't want to go to MacArthur,'" the 14-year-old's father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed told the Dallas Morning News Monday afternoon. "These kids aren't going to be happy there."

The withdrawal follows the national outcry that occurred when 14-year-old Ahmed was arrested last week for bringing what an English teacher believed was a bomb to school. The device was, in fact, a clock. A few days after the arrest, Ahmed's story attracted national attention and an outpouring of support on social media from NASA engineers to President Barack Obama.

Over the weekend, Mohamed enjoyed Google's hospitality at science fair held at their Mountain View, California campus.

The Mohamed family has not yet made a decision about where to send their children for school next, the Dallas Morning News reported—though their schedule is busy: the family plans to fly to New York on Wednesday to meet with United Nations dignitaries, then travel to Mecca, Saudi Arabia to visit religious sites, and plan a visit to the White House. 

"I ask Allah to bless this time," Mohamed's father told the Morning News. "After that, we'll see."