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Payback: Muslim teen seeks $15-M from Texas school district

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Published         24 Nov , 2015      8:09 am          314 views.

For bringing homemade clock to impress teachers was arrested and suspended.

The clock has turned counter clockwise, literally. The attorneys for the Texas teen who made a splash in global headlines following his arrest over a homemade clock, announced on Monday that they are seeking a $15 million settlement for the mistreatment.

The law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed, 14-year-old of Sudanese origin, stated that they have sent letters requesting $10 million from the city of Irving and $5 million from the Irving Independent School District over the incident. The letters also demand written apologies and threaten further lawsuits, CBS News reported.

Ahmed was suspended in September when he brought a homemade clock to school to impress his teachers and it was mistaken for a bomb. Mohamed was arrested, but not charged, he was also suspended from school.

Following the incident, he was personally invited by President Barack Obama to visit the White House, flooded with gifts and praise from companies such as Microsoft, and reached out to by Mark Zuckerberg to visit Facebook.

The day after the Mohamed family visited the White House, they announced that they are leaving the US for Qatar. (Sputnik)

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