Ahmed Mohamed Seeking $15M After Clock Incident
Ahmed Mohamed, whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb, is seeking $15 million in damages for what his lawyers called "unlawful detention."By Grant Suneson | November 23, 2015
Ahmed Mohamed, who moved to Qatar with his family after his homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb by school officials back in September, isn’t quite done with the ordeal. His family is now reportedly seeking $15 million in damages.
In a notice from his attorneys obtained by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the 14-year-old claims he suffered physical and mental anguish because his civil rights were violated during what they called “unlawful detention, interrogation, arrest, and public mistreatment.”
Ahmed's family is seeking $10 million from the city of Irving, Texas, and $5 million from Irving Independent School District, as well as apologies from the city’s mayor and police chief.