Muslim boy

White House says Texas teen 'failed' by teachers

White House press secretary Josh Earnest called the episode involving Ahmed Mohamed a "teachable moment."

Muslim boy, 14, arrested for making clock mistaken for bomb

Ahmed Mohamed, who enjoys tinkering with electronics, proudly took the clock to MacArthur High in Irving on Monday.

But one teacher raised concerns that it looked like a bomb, prompting the school principal and several police officers to question him, search his belongings and march him from the school in handcuffs.

Police don't believe the device is dangerous, but say it could be mistaken for a fake explosive.