President Obama Invites Ahmed Mohamed to the White House

POTUS Tweets a supportive message to the young man arrested for his homemade clock

The viral image of 14-year-old 9th grader, Ahmed Mohamed, in the midst of his arrest. This photo was made public by his sister.

President Obama Tweeted Ahmed Mohamed inviting him to the White House.

The 14-year-old 9th grader in Irving, Texas, was arrested yesterday for bringing a homemade clock to school. One of his teachers mistook it for a bomb and called the authorities. He was handcuffed and arrested and walked off the premises. Ahmed is brown-skinned and Muslim. #IStandWithAhmed is trending heavily on Twitter today and Ahmed has received national support, including this from presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton: