News about 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed spread quickly throughout SparkFun and our community this morning. Many employees and customers have reached out wondering how they could help or get involved. So far, we know that there's a hashtag on Twitter, a petition & a form to send encouragement to Ahmed (the email address firstname.lastname@example.org has also been set up for messages of support). This is likely not the first time a student has been punished for ingenuity, creativity and passion; nor will it be the last. We proudly stand with Ahmed, and anyone else who has experienced similarly unfair treatment. We hope Ahmed continues to pursue his passions. Never stop tinkering!
UPDATE - The charges were dropped and Ahmed appeared yesterday to discuss the events.