Teenage clock-maker to be honored at White House

FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015, file photo, Ahmed Mohamed, 14, thanks supporters during a news conference at his home, in Irving, Texas. The recent arrest and three-day suspension of Mohamed, whose teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, led to widespread ridicule of school officials and accusations that Islamophobia may have played a part. Ahmed’s suspension reflects the rigid disciplinary policies that many U.S. schools adopted in the 1990s. But many districts, including some of the nation’s largest, have been softening their approach, foregoing automatic suspensions, expulsions and calls to the police for one-on-one counseling and less severe forms of punishment. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

(WIAT) — The Texas teenager who made headlines after his homemade clock was mistaken for a possible bomb will spend time at the White House Monday.

Ahmed Mohamed’s visit comes just days after he received a big award.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations gave the 14-year-old the American Muslim of the Year Award Saturday.

Back in September, the teenager was handcuffed, detained and suspended from his Dallas-area high school.

He will attend astronomy night at the White House Monday.

When asked what he will talk to president Obama about, he said he would ask for a White House pen.

Copyright 2015 WIAT 42 News

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