(IRVING, Texas) — Ahmed Mohamed, the high school student who was arrested when he brought in a homemade clock to show his teacher, is demanding apologies from his school district and $15 million in damages.
According to attorneys representing Mohamed’s family, letters were sent to the city of Irving and Irving School Distrtict with the demands.
The letters state that the family suffered physical and mental anguish and the 14-year-old student’s civil rights were violated.
They also say they want $10 million to come from the city of Irving and $5 million from the school district to be paid to the family.
Mohamed was arrested in September when his teacher mistook the clock for a bomb and his story sparked worldwide attention. In October, his family revealed they would be moving to Qatar where they had accepted an offer for him to study at the Qatar Foundation’s Young Innovators Program.
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