Family picks up Ahmed Mohamed's clock from Irving police

The most famous clock in Texas has finally returned home.

The uncle of Ahmed Mohamed told FOX4 on Wednesday that he and a lawyer picked up the clock from Irving police a few days ago.

Aldean Mohamed said the family had been busy and wanted the infamous clock to stay with police until the family could put it in a safe place.

The clock, which isn’t much bigger than a paperback book, is in a black hard case container with a tiger on the outside.

Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was arrested by Irving police in September after he brought a homemade digital clock to school that was mistaken for a bomb by Irving MacArthur High School faculty. The subsequent fallout made international headlines.

Time named Ahmed Mohamed to its influential teens list, released on Tuesday, and said Ahmed “kicked off a national debate over racial profiling.”

The clock is home now, but Ahmed Mohamed and his immediately family are now overseas in Qatar. The uncle said that Ahmed and his sisters are in the process of enrolling in new schools. A foundation has offered to pay for his schooling.

Aldean Mohamed said threats against Ahmed were one of the main reasons the family opted to go overseas for schooling.

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