A 14-year-old Muslim boy is arrested at his high school in Irving, Texas after a digital clock he had reassembled at home using a pencil case was mistaken by his teacher to be a bomb. Ahmed Mohamed, a freshman at the time, was questioned by police, detained and led in handcuffs to a juvenile detention center and suspended from school for three days for what authorities called a “hoax bomb,” but what was actually a homemade clock. Mohamed’s arrest set off a media storm, as many saw the incident as an example of racial profiling. Mohamed became known as the “Clock Boy,” and the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed appeared on social media. “Cool clock, Ahmed,” President Barack Obama tweeted. “Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.” (Mohamed took him up on the offer, meeting the president in October 2015 during an astronomy night event hosted on the White House’s South Lawn.)  (SOURCE: BLACKAMERICAWEB.COM)