“Clock Boy” Lawsuit Dismissed


A federal judge dismisses a lawsuit against the City of Irving and the Irving ISD, filed by the family of Ahmed Mohamed, also known as the Clock Boy.

The teenager became a national sensation in 2015, when he brought what he called a ‘homemade clock’ to school.  Officials at MacArthur High School said it appeared to be a fake bomb, and he was suspended.  Criminal charges were later dropped, but the family claimed the then-14-year old’s civil rights were violated. 

According to the Dallas Morning News, the judge dismissed the suit Thursday, ruling there was no evidence the boy faced racial or religious discrimination.

In the wake of the incident, Ahmed received worldwide attention, and even met with President Obama.  The family has moved to Qatar, where Ahmed also received a scholarship.


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