Teen whose clock was mistaken for a bomb meets President Obama

Ahmed Mohamed Credit: Reuters

A teenage who was arrested after a home-made clock he brought to school was mistaken for a bomb has visited the White House and chatted with President Obama.

Ahmed Mohamed, 14, received a personal invitation from Mr Obama for Astronomy Night, an event the president uses to encourage young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The two met and talked briefly.

The teenager brought the clock to at MacArthur High School in Irving last month to show a teacher, but another teacher thought it could be a bomb.

The school contacted police, who ultimately chose not to charge Ahmed with having a hoax bomb, though he was suspended from school for three days.

Mr Obama subsequently tweeted an invitation to Ahmed and said the US should inspire more pupils like him to enjoy science.

Ahmed's family is looking at several options for a new school.

He dreams of going to Massachusetts Institute of Technology to become an engineer.

At the astronomy event he posed for pictures with Nasa astronaut Alvin Drew shortly before Mr Obama addressed the students on the South Lawn

Ahmed Mohamed posing for a selfie with Nasa astronaut Alvin Drew Credit: Reuters