Texas 'Clock Boy' back in the US for summer

Kelly Wright reports from New York


A Muslim student who moved to Qatar with his family following his arrest at a suburban Dallas high school when a homemade clock he brought to class was mistaken for a possible bomb has returned to the United States for the summer.

KDFW-TV reports 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed returned to Texas on Monday.

The teenager says he's happy to be back home and seeing his friends and family is his first priority. He will stay in Irving, the Dallas suburb where he used to live, before traveling around the U.S.

Mohamed was arrested in September after a teacher mistook his homemade digital clock for a bomb, but he was quickly released. His family questioned whether he was mistreated due to his religion and eventually left Irving after reporting threats.