Ahmed, a 14-year-old high school student from Irving, Texas, was arrested on Monday after bringing a homemade digital clock to school. This young engineer, excited about his invention, showed it to his teachers but the school eventually called the police for fear it was not actually a clock, but a bomb. Ahmed was arrested and taken to a juvenile detention center and questioned about his creation.

While Ahmed was eventually released and any possible charges or punishments against him dismissed, the story of this bright young man, taken from school in handcuffs for expressing his creativity and ingenuity, has gone viral. And for good reason...

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