The Internet has 14-year old Ahmed Mohamed's back.
After the fresh-faced high school freshman attempted to make a good impression on his new teachers at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, by bringing a hand-built clock to his engineering class, school officials claiming the clock resembled a bomb called law enforcement and had the young science whiz arrested. Irving police have declined to charge young Ahmed with a crime after "the follow-up investigation revealed the device apparently was a homemade experiment," but not before the young engineer was questioned and taken to a juvenile detention center:
Well, now the masses and celebrities alike have taken to social media to show support to the enterprising student:
President Obama invited Ahmed to the White House:
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tweeted her hopes that Ahmed would "stay curious and keep building" despite the incident:
Others used the hashtag #IStandWithAhmed to show their support:
But not everyone was quick to support young Ahmed. Some conservatives on Twitter dismissed cries of Islamaphobia as overblown:
Some tweets attempted to explain conservatives' outrage with the support Ahmed's received: