Monday 23 October 2017

Family of Texas Muslim teenager seeks damages over clock incident

Ahmed Mohamed, 14, pictured in Irving, Texas (AP)
Ahmed Mohamed, 14, pictured in Irving, Texas (AP)
The incident happened in the US state of Texas

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 15 million dollars (£9.9 million).

A law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed sent letters demanding 10 million dollars (£6.6 million) from the city of Irving and 5 million dollars (£3.3 million) 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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