Family of Muslim teen seeks $15m over clock incident

2015-11-23 22:51
Ahmed Mohamed. (File, AP)

Ahmed Mohamed. (File, AP)

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Irving - Attorneys for the 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after taking a homemade clock to his Texas school say he was publicly mistreated and deserves $15m.

A law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed sent letters on Monday 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. Ahmed was arrested, but never charged. He was also suspended from school.

The family accepted a foundation's offer to pay for Ahmed's education in Qatar and has since moved to the Persian Gulf country.

Messages left for Irving's city attorney and the district weren't immediately returned Monday.

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