After scaring his entire Texas school half to death when he brought a homemade clock that resembled a bomb to class, Ahmed Mohamed was whisked off to the White House to shake hands with Barack Obama.
Not long after, the Mohamed’s left the United States and moved to Qatar.
Now, “Clock Kid” is back in the news.
He has filed a federal lawsuit against his former hometown.
The lawsuit, filed Monday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, alleges that Ahmed Mohamed’s civil rights under the U.S. constitution were violated by the Irving Independent School District, Principal Daniel Cummings “in his individual capacity” and the City of Irving.
“These acts by the authorities show blatant disregard for the civil rights of this American,” according to Mohamed’s lawyer, Susan Hutchison, KTVT-TV reported.
“The only justice we have in our American legal system is money, so we are suing for justice,” Hutchinson added, without specifying an amount.
The Irving School District confirmed it had been named as a defendant but denied ever violating Mohamed’s civil rights.
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Last year, the family sent the district and the city last year, threatening to seek $15 million. But the lawsuit does not mention any monetary demands.
The Irving school district said it would not respond to the lawsuit until its lawyers could review it. The district “continues to deny violating the student’s rights and will respond to claims in accordance with court rules,” the statement said.
The city of Irving said in a statement that it had not yet been served with the lawsuit but was “prepared to vigorously defend itself and the justifiable actions it took in this matter. The legal process will allow all facts to be revealed, and the city welcomes that opportunity.”
It will be interesting to see what happens here.