Boy demands $15 million because teacher took away clock that was mistaken for bombBy Mason White 5:32 PM November 24, 2015
By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) The family of a boy living in Qatar, filed a lawsuit against a city, after a teacher took away their child’s clock because it was mistaken for a bomb, according to court documents in Texas.
The family members of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, who was detained by police in Irving, want $15 million as compensation for the boy’s trouble.
Mohamed was briefly suspended from school after bringing to class a homemade clock that looked like a bomb. The family revealed that the incident has sparked threats against the teen, which left him deeply traumatized.
After the incident, Ahmed and his family moved to Qatar, where the boy will complete his education.
The boy’s lawyers are demanding $10 million from the city of Irving and $5 million from the Irving Independent School District, saying that Mohamed was publicly abused and remains scarred.
In addition to the compensation, the boy wants an apology, saying that following the arrest, he received threatening emails and feared for his safety.
According to the lawsuit, the only reason the school overreacted was because of the boy’s race. School officials defended their actions, saying that they were only concerned for the safety of their students.