Teen accused of bomb hoax files lawsuit


The Muslim teen accused of configuring a "hoax bomb" for a school project has filed suit again his former school district, the principal Daniel Cummings and the city of Irving, Texas.

Ahmed Mohamed, the teen who was arrested almost a year ago at a Texas school when his teachers mistook his homemade clock for a bomb, is now filing a lawsuit with his family against his former hometown of Irving.

In November, an attorney said the family said they would file a civil lawsuit if they didn't get $15 million and apologies from the city's mayor and police chief.

Last year, Ahmed Mohamed was all over the news after being arrested at his school for bringing a homemade clock. For their part, maybe the Mohameds should admit that this was not a good time in history to be showing up in school with a suspicious device, and that the young man could have prevented the whole disaster by obeying the teacher who said to put the thing away.

Irving, Texas, Mayor Beth Van Duyne also released a statement onFacebook following the incident, defending the school and Irving Police Department for the arrest.

The Mohamed family has since moved to Qatar, and Ahmed said in a press conference he can't invent or build like he could in his workshop in Irving, Texas.

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Experts told The Christian Science Monitor's Henry Gass in September that this show of solidarity could help offset any potential stigma or shame Ahmed may feel as a result of his arrest - solidarity that other, lower-profile students in Ahmed's position rarely receive. "It's what makes America great", tweeted Obama. I lost my home, I lost my creativity because before I used to love building things but now I can't. In 2012, after a chain email was sent to school board and district officials stating that IISD was indoctrinating Islam, the district did an investigation into the alleged Islamic bias. He did not return to the school and was forced to leave the United States upon receiving death threats.

Over the past year, Mohamed's family has received several violent threats, his family said, and Mohamed said Monday that he still "get [s] a lot of hate".

It claims they violated his constitutional protections against illegal arrest and unequal treatment, and discriminated against him in violation of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The brief names Ahmed's middle school vice principal, Mr. Nguyen, as a regular purveyor of abuse.

No specific dollar amount is listed in the lawsuit filed Monday.