Ahmed Mohamed, a recently hot topic of social media, is taking a lot of heat and praise for designing a homemade clock. The clock was brought to school in a suitcase with red digital numbers displayed on the outside. Many have praised Ahmed for his ingenuity and initiative, yet most Americans are missing the bigger picture. Ahmed never built the clock he allegedly claimed to. Experts say that it is almost certain that he only dismantled a digital clock and put the contents into a case. The son of an active Islamist,and brother to a sister who was suspended three years prior due to a bomb threat, brought this case to school in a supposed attempt to please his teacher. Lies do not please teachers. When his teacher saw the bomb he told him not to show it off, but to put it away. He then took it to a different class, where the clock went off. He then had to show the teacher what it was. This is where the school takes the most heat: The teacher then reported a bomb hoax to the police. The teacher had to consider the safety of the entire school. The pretenses should have justified the teacher’s decision, yet the world condemns this teacher for the brave action. The boy has received many products from Microsoft, various companies, and even a visit to the white house. This obvious publicity stunt that has worked well for the young teenager. Common sense could have prevented this whole mess, but now the whole world knows his name.