Family of Muslim Teen Seeks $15 Million in Clock Incident

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When Ahmed Mohamed went to his high school in Irving, Texas, Monday, September 14, 2015, he was so excited, he wanted to show his teacher the digital clock he’d made from a pencil case. But the 14-year-old’s day ended not with praise, but punishment, after the school called police and he was arrested. Courtesy: CNN)

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IRVING, Texas (AP) —

Attorneys for the 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after taking a homemade clock to his Dallas-area school say he was publicly mistreated and deserves $15 million.

A law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed sent letters Monday demanding $10 million from the city of Irving and $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 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 says the city is reviewing its letter and has no comment. The district didn’t immediately return a message Monday.

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