Family of ‘Clock Kid’ Seeks $15M in Damages
Remember Ahmed Mohamed, the boy who made a clock that was viewed as a bomb by local school officials in Texas? He is suing the city of Irving, Texas, for $10 million and the local school district for $5 million.
Mohamed and his family have since relocated to Qatar for “personal security reasons.”
“Ahmed’s reputation in the global community is permanently scarred,” read both letters to Texas officials, which were sent Monday and elaborated on details from the incident.
The Hill reports:
s many as seven adults interrogated the 14-year-old, who was pressured to sign a statement saying he intended to bring a “hoax bomb” to the school, according to the letters, which threaten a civil lawsuit if their demands are not met.
The family has also asked for a written apology from the city’s mayor and police chief for the incident, which drew international headlines and an outpouring of sympathy on social media.
Ahmed, who has relocated to Qatar with his family after accepting a scholarship, visited the White House last month for an astronomy event where he briefly met President Obama.
The family’s attorney said Monday in one of the letters that the family is living in Qatar “for personal security reasons” but wants relocate back to Texas “when they feel safe again.”
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