Muslim teen who made homemade clock seeks $15M in damages for incident

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Ahmed Mohamed , a 14-year-old high school student who was arrested after he brought a homemade clock to his Irving, Texas high school, speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 20, 2015. (Photo credit JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

IRVING, Texas (November 23, 2015) — Attorneys for the 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after taking a homemade clock to his Dallas-area school say he was publicly mistreated and deserves $15 million.

A law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed sent letters Monday demanding $10 million from the city of Irving and $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 suspended from school.

The family accepted a foundation’s offer to pay for Ahmed’s education in Qatar and moved to the Persian Gulf country.

A spokeswoman says the city is reviewing its letter and has no comment. The district didn’t immediately return a message Monday.

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