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

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 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.

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