Lawyers for boy arrested over home made clock seek $15m
Letters from lawyers for Ahmed Mohamed (14) say he was publicly mistreated
Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old student from Irving, Texas, on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on October 20th. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA
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 (€14.1 million).
A law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed sent letters demanding 10 million dollars (€9.4 million) from the city of Irving and 5 million dollars (€4.7 million) from the Irving Independent School District.
The letters also threaten lawsuits and seek written apologies.
Ahmed's sister told me to post this. Yes this situation is real for those questioning. pic.twitter.com/Oxd0JxUS6O— Prajwol/Ru (@OfficalPrajwol) September 16, 2015
Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It's what makes America great.— President Obama (@POTUS) September 16, 2015
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.