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Teen Arrested For Bringing Homemade Clock To School Now Has A Ton Of Famous Fans

Ahmed Mohamed is going to have a pretty busy schedule with all the invites he is getting from famous people to hang out.

Last updated on September 17, 2015, at 10:24 a.m. ET

Posted on September 16, 2015, at 3:54 p.m. ET

A Texas teenager is getting support from across the nation after he was arrested because he brought a homemade clock to school that his teachers thought was a "hoax bomb."

Since Ahmed Mohamed's story made national news, thousands of people have been showing their support for him on social media using the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed.

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His supporters include some pretty influential figures in science, entertainment, and politics. Astronaut Chris Hadfield even invited him to a science show in Toronto.

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.

He also received several messages of support from engineers at NASA, like JPL's "Mohawk Guy" Bobak Ferdowsi.

Hey Ahmed, give me a call in a couple years. We could always use smart, curious & creative people. https://t.co/02a4feMrk5

Other JPL engineers said they would be happy to have his skills on their team.

Infact, I think the whole of JPL would welcome Ahmed with open arms. #IStandWithAhmed https://t.co/9FU3ZlHkCi

He also has his pick of internships, from Twitter...

Hi @IStandWithAhmed, we πŸ’™ building things at @twitter too. Would you consider interning with us? We'd love it β€” DM us! #IStandWithAhmed

To Reddit.

How do I get in touch with Ahmed? We (@reddit) wanna intro him to some of our friends in science (+ internship?) http://t.co/Bwgnbz179O

He was invited to a hackers conference...

The Dallas Hackers Association Officially Stands with @IStandWithAhmed ! #HelpAhmedMake #IStandWithAhmed

Google's science fair...

Hey Ahmed- we're saving a seat for you at this weekend's Google Science Fair...want to come? Bring your clock! #IStandwithAhmed

And to Facebook headquarters by Mark Zuckerberg himself...

Facebook: zuck

And the White House by President Obama. NBD.

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.

Hillary Clinton told him to "stay curious..."

Assumptions and fear don't keep us safeβ€”they hold us back. Ahmed, stay curious and keep building. https://t.co/ywrlHUw3g1

While education secretary Arne Duncan had some choice words for Mohamed's teachers.

We need to be encouraging young engineers, not putting them in handcuffs. #IStandWithAhmed

Mohamed's story was also tweeted out by celebrities like Modern Family's Ariel Winter...

When a 14 year old builds a clock he deserves praise NOT handcuffs http://t.co/Avj5wUkkkI #IStandWithAhmed

And Silicon Valley's Kumail Nanjiani.

I don't know how to build a clock. We need kids like Ahmed around to build clocks for us. #IStandWithAhmed

Mohamed expressed amazement for all of the support on his newly established Twitter account, saying he "didn't think people would care about a Muslim boy."

Thank you for your support! I really didn't think people would care about a muslim boy. #Thankyouforstandingwithme #IStandWithAhmed

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