Father of ‘Clock Boy’ sues Texas school system after bomb accusation

Ahmed Mohamed, 14, became internationally famous after he was falsely accused of having a bomb when he actually had a clock that he made for school.

Mohamed, a Muslim-American, was arrested and charged with having a hoax bomb and was interrogated for an hour without his parents present.

Subsequently, the charges were dropped, but the story dominated the 24-hour news cycle and even drew attention from President Obama, who invited him to the White House on Astronomy Day.

Mohamed left America shortly after the incident and moved to Qatar, but came back to America for the summer.

Now, his father has filed a lawsuit against the Irving, Texas schools where the incident happened according to the Dallas News.

The lawsuit alleged that Mohamed was discriminated against based on his religion and race and that his rights were violated when he was interrogated without a lawyer or parents present.

Mohamed received a lot of praise online but also some criticism, but told the Dallas News back in June that he wanted to help people understand.

“I want to help change Texas for a better state, and I hope that not just for Texas, but the entire world,” Mohamed told the News. “People sometimes don’t want to admit their mistakes, and sometimes the best thing to do is to help them change.”

He plans to attend MIT.

 

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