Ahmed Mohamed, ‘Clock boy,’ the teen whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb, lawsuit was dismissed. Ahmed filed a lawsuit against the Irving School District alleging his civil rights were violated when police took him into custody at MacArthur High School and charged with making a “hoax bomb.”
The charges were later dropped after the case was widely publicized. Ahmed and his father have until June 1 to amend parts of their lawsuit. The family attorney said a new lawsuit would be filed, The Associated Press reported.
“They knew it wasn’t a bomb, that he never threatened anyone, that he never said it was a bomb, which he never alarmed anyone,” Susan Hutchinson, the co-plaintiff attorney, said after the suit was filed. “Despite all of those things, they yanked him off of his chair, put him in handcuffs and arrested him. There was no cause for arrest.”
U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay agreed with the school district’s motion to dismiss on the grounds there was no evidence Ahmed faced religious or racial discrimination.