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Family of Texas Muslim teenager seeks damages over clock incident

Published 24/11/2015

The incident happened in the US state of Texas
The incident happened in the US state of Texas

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 (£9.9 million).

A law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed sent letters demanding 10 million dollars (£6.6 million) from the city of Irving and 5 million dollars (£3.3 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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