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Ahmed's clock wasn't a bomb, but it blew up the 'net and Zuckerberg, Obama want to meet him

Teen's arrest goes viral, support pours in from the web

Zuckerborg invites Ahmed to the hive

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg also extended the young engineer an invite to visit Silicon Valley.

Zuck's Facebook invite

Is a job offer on the horizon?

Mythbuster Grant Imahara personally identified with the budding engineer:

But the best invitation of all came from JPL, who has offered Ahmed the best driver's ed lesson ever:

The Irving Independent School District, meanwhile, finds itself facing a firestorm of criticism for overreacting to a harmless science project.

"Unfortunately, the information that has been made public to this point is very unbalanced. We would provide additional factual information about the situation; however, we feel it's important to protect the student's right to privacy and we will abide by FERPA, the federal law that protects student information," the district said.

"If the family grants us written permission to release information, we will be happy to provide additional facts to the media at that time."

Irving Police said in a statement [PDF] that Ahmed will not face charges and the city's chief of police will meet the student and his father. ®

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