Steve Wozniak spent a night in jail for making a fake bomb in high school

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Praises Jobs Film
Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Praises Jobs Film

After the uproar surrounding the recent episode that saw Ahmed Mohamed, a young teenager, handcuffed for bringing a homemade clock that was mistaken for a bomb to school, major leaders from Obama to Mark Zuckerberg reached out to the boy to congratulate him and ask him to meet.

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Looking back a few years, a story emerged showing that Ahmed is not the first genius that got a school worried about a homemade device that looked like a bomb. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak was apparently arrested when he was in high school for pranking the principal with a "ticking" device he placed in a locker.

According to Steve Jobs' biography narrating an anecdote regarding Wozniak, in twelfth grade he built an electronic metronome and after realizing it sounded like a bomb, the teenager decided to make it look like one. Wozniak taped two big batteries to the side of the device and hid the final product in a school's locker. Later that day he was brought to the principal's office, where the police confronted him and had him spend the night in a juvenile detention center.

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