Texas 'bomb' clock: Lawyers for teen boy wrongly arrested suing for $15m
Published 24/11/2015 | 06:54
Lawyers for a 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after taking a home made clock to his Texas school say he was publicly mistreated and deserves $15m (€14m).
A law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed sent letters demanding $10m from the city of Irving and $5m from the Irving Independent School District.
The letters also threaten lawsuits and seek written apologies.
Ahmed took his clock to school in September, and an educator thought it could be a bomb.
The teenager was arrested but never charged. He was suspended from school.
The family accepted a foundation's offer to pay for Ahmed's education in Qatar and moved to the Persian Gulf country.
A spokeswoman said the city was reviewing its letter and had no comment.