‘Clock Boy’ Ahmed Mohamed’s twice-amended lawsuit against the city of Irving and his school district has been dismissed in federal court. He was demanding $15 million in “damages.”
Cool lawsuit, Ahmed.
The Texas Muslim high-schooler made the news in 2015 when he was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that looked strikingly similar to an improvised explosive device.
While his obvious stunt was decried by many, including his fellow students, then-President Obama took it upon himself to invite Ahmed to the nation’s capital in his now-infamous tweet, which read in part, “Cool clock, Ahmed. Want to bring it to the White House?” Ahmed was also celebrated as some sort of child prodigy by Hillary Clinton and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
Following the media fanfare over Ahmed’s actions, his family demanded that the school district and the city of Irving, Texas to award the teenage boy $15 million in “damages,” claiming that he was a victim of “Islamophobia” after he was arrested on hoax bomb charges. When they refused, his family sued.
It didn’t go their way, and was dismissed in May 2017.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Ahmed’s father, Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed amended the lawsuit, which was dismissed on Tuesday.
U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay ordered that the suit against the defendants be “dismissed with prejudice” and that “all relief requested b y the plaintiff is denied.” The judge also ordered that the plaintiff (Ahmed’s father) pay “all allowable and reasonable costs.”
Justice is served.