Ahmed Mohamed, a 14 year old boy, built a clock and brought it to school to impress his teacher. He was suspected of having built a bomb and was brought to the police station in handcuffs.
He was then released when the police realized he was just a clever kid who had built an ordinary clock.
He recieved a lot of support from all over the Internet, including messages from President Obama and MarkZuckenberg, and was invited to several outstanding technological and scientific institutions.
Ahmed Mohamed Was Arrested For A Clock And Then Broke The Internet – YouTube.