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Judge dismisses Ahmed Mohamed ‘Clock Boy’ suit against Irving ISD

May 19, 2017 by

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Irving ISD and the city of Irving by Ahmed Mohamed’s family, according to Dallas Morning News.

Ahmed made headlines when he was 14 years old and made a clock in school that was mistaken for a bomb in 2015. His family stated that his civil rights were violated when he was arrested at MacArthur High School and charged with making a “hoax bomb.” The charge was later dropped, but he was still suspended.

A LOOK BACK: A year ago, Ahmed Mohamed became ‘Clock Boy’

The lawsuit named Irving Independent School District, the city of Irving and the school’s principal and was based on the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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On Thursday, the U.S. District Judge granted Irving and Irving ISD’s motions to dismiss the Mohamed family’s lawsuit, saying there was no evidence Ahmed faced religious or racial discrimination.

The family has since moved to Qatar, citing threats and a scholarship offered to Ahmed in the Persian Gulf country.

Source: Judge dismisses Ahmed Mohamed ‘Clock Boy’ suit against Irving ISD – Houston Chronicle

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