Family of Muslim teen seeks USD 15M in clock incident

Ahmed took his clock to school in September, and an educator thought it could be a bomb.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 24, 2015, 01:31 AM IST
Family of Muslim teen seeks USD 15M in clock incident

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 USD 15 million.

A law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed sent letters today demanding USD 10 million from the city of Irving and USD 5 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. 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 today.