comscore Ahmed Mohamed seeks US $15 million after the homemade clock controversy

Ahmed Mohamed seeks US $15 million after the homemade clock controversy

  • Published: November 24, 2015 1:12 PM IST

Attorneys for the 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after taking a homemade clock to his Texas school say he was publicly mistreated and deserves US $15 million. Also Read - Vivo Y32 spotted on TENAA: Images, key specifications revealed

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A law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed sent letters on Monday demanding US $10 million from the city of Irving and US $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 also suspended from school. Also Read - WhatsApp testing new shortcut to quickly forward stickers

The family accepted a foundation’s offer to pay for Ahmed’s education in Qatar and has since moved to the Persian Gulf country. Messages left for Irving’s city attorney and the district weren’t immediately returned today.

After the news about how a Muslim student Ahmed Mohamed was detained for making an electronic clock that was mistaken for a bomb made headlines, the tech industry has been abuzz in support of the ninth-grade student. From Google, Twitter, Facebook, stalwarts from the tech industry to the US President Barack Obama himself, many influences are condemning this act, and are coming out in support of Ahmed.

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  • Published Date: November 24, 2015 1:12 PM IST

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