Judge Dismisses ‘Clock Boy’ Ahmed’s Lawsuit Against Texas School

Remember Ahmed the Clock Boy? He brought a home made clock to school and administrators contacted the police because people thought it was an explosive device. Then he and his family sued the school for discrimination.

They lost the suit.

The New York Post reports:

Judge tosses ‘Clock Boy’ discrimination suit against school

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the father of a Muslim boy who was arrested after taking a homemade clock to his high school in Texas.

Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed sued the city of Irving, the Irving Independent School District and the principal of MacArthur High School on behalf of his son Ahmed Mohamed, whose arrest and three-day suspension for taking a clock — mistaken by a teacher for a bomb — to school on Sept. 14, 2015, attracted national headlines.

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Charges later were dropped, but Mohamed filed a lawsuit claiming his son’s civil rights were violated by discrimination on the basis of his race and religion. The suit, which sought unspecified damages and attorney fees, also claimed city officials violated the then-14-year-old boy’s rights under the Fourth and Fifth amendments during his interrogation and arrest.

In a 37-page filing dated Thursday, US District Judge Sam A. Lindsay said he disagreed.

“First, other than wholesale conclusory and speculative statements, Plaintiff does not allege any facts from which this court can reasonably infer that any IISD employee intentionally discriminated against A.M. based on his race or religion,” Lindsay wrote.

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Some people believe the entire clock incident was planned to manufacture a situation which would form the basis for the lawsuit.

It’s certainly possible.


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