Sunday 18 August 2019

Texas 'bomb' clock: Lawyers for teen boy wrongly arrested suing for $15m

Ahmed Mohamed (14) is a fan of robotics
Ahmed Mohamed (14) is a fan of robotics

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.

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