#IStandWithAhmed: Arrested 14-year-old Gains Presidential Support

Fortune

Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old Muslim student from Irving, Texas, was proud of the clock (pictured above) he built to bring to class. But instead of being praised by his teachers, he was handcuffed because they suspected it was a bomb to blow up the place.

Now, some of the top leaders in the U.S. are coming forward on social media to show their support, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Mark Zuckerberg. #IStandWithAdhmed, meanwhile, is a top trending hashtag on Twitter as of Wednesday afternoon.

“They arrested me and they told me that I committed the crime of a hoax bomb, a fake bomb,” the freshman later said to WFAA.

“She was like, it looks like a bomb,” he told the Dallas News about the principal’s decision. He added, “It doesn’t look like a bomb to me.”

Here’s a round-up of just some of those reactions.

Zuckerberg, the CEO of…

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