TX Boy Arrested For Bringing Homemade Clock To School Seeks $15 Million


Attorneys for the family of Ahmed Mohamed, the Irving, Tx., high school student who made headlines after being arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school, have demanded apologies and $15 million in damages from the city of Irving and the Irving School District, reports WFAA. the lawyers say Mohamed’s civil rights were violated, and he and his family have suffered physical and mental anguish because of the ordeal. They say Ahmed was singled out “because of his race, national origin, and religion.”

“Ahmed never threatened anyone, never caused harm to anyone, and never intended to,” read the letter to the city. “The only one who was hurt that day was Ahmed, and the damages he suffered were not because of oversight or incompetence. The school and city officials involved knew what they needed to do to protect Ahmed’s rights. They just decided not to do it.” The family also wants written apologies from Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne, “acknowledging that she has never been presented with any evidence that Ahmed was a ‘pawn’ in any ‘civilization jihad’ or that the events here were planned by Ahmed’s family or friends as part of an ‘influence operation.'”

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