‘Clock Boy’ lawsuit thrown out in federal court

Ahmed Mohamed clock boy


From Fox News: A federal court has thrown out the civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of the Texas teenager known as “Clock Boy.”

The lawsuit alleged that the city of Irving and Irving school district discriminated against Ahmed Mohamed at Irving MacArthur High School in September of 2015.

Mohamed, a Muslim teenager who was 14 years old at the time, brought a homemade clock to school to show his engineering teacher. But an alarm on the clock went off in his English class and the teacher confiscated it. He was sent to the principal’s office.

“A.M. never stated the device was anything other than a clock, never threatened anyone with harm, never claimed to have made a bomb, and never attempted to scare or cause alarm to anyone. When he asked for his parents, he was told that he could not speak with them because he was in the middle of an interrogation,” his attorney argued according to the court’s ruling.

The lawsuit claimed Mohamed’s civil rights were violated when he was interrogated at length without his parents and arrested on hoax bomb charges.

When his father finally arrived at the school several hours later, the court documents state he “tried to explain to Officer Howman that A.M. was interested in robotics and created things, but she was unwilling to listen to his explanations.”

Police originally said Mohamed was not very forthcoming and the school as concerned that the device was possibly the infrastructure for a bomb. Officers acted in an abundance of caution.

“It was a very suspicious device. We live in an age where you can’t take things like that to school. Of course we’ve seen across our country horrific things happen. We have to err on the side of caution,” Irving Police Chief Larry Boyd told FOX 4 in 2015.

The charges against Mohamed were later dropped but the school still suspended him for three days.

Read more at Fox 4 News.


11 responses to “‘Clock Boy’ lawsuit thrown out in federal court

  1. First of all, this young man did NOT invent this clock. It has been proven it was a clock he disassembled and reassembled into a briefcase. If he claims he “built” the clock that would be untrue as he used a clock that already existed . If he would have won this law suit then every kid that was found with a toy gun or water gun at school would be eligible to sue as they would say they never said it was a real gun and did not have any malice when they brought the TOY to school. I am also of the opinion that it did not matter what race or religion was involved and a kid that brought something that looked like a bomb to school they would have been arrested.

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  2. This whole thing was well thought out by clock-boy and his father to swindle a few million down the line from the school, etc. Hopefully, there is some sanity left in this country and this is the end of it! Let clock-boy go back to Qatar or Timbuktu and stay there and fake build all the clocks he wants. Good riddance!

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    • PatRiot . . . Amen to that! He is better off being in a Muslim country. God Bless the judge who ruled with such sanity.

      DCG . . . great post!

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  3. Sad that a young man was being taught how to lie, cheat, and steal. Not good.

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  4. ” We have to err on the side of caution,” Irving Police Chief Larry Boyd told FOX 4 in 2015.”
    Sorry-“CAUTION” has been VERY useful to the Left in relieving us of our RIGHTS.
    Caution is the main reason used for their attempts to void our Second Amendment or alter it to a point of meaninglessness. I’ll take my RIGHTS,thank you,and accept the alleged “risks”.

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    • If some kid (islamic or not) showed up at the school you worked at with a briefcase that had some kind of timer on it looking for all the world like an ied, would you or would you not call the cops?

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  5. school officials have no judgement they call the cops for everything…..

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  6. What a relief. Barry conspired with this unamerican family, muh muslims discriminated against…Glad to be rid of them all.

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  7. Pingback: Obamas “clock boy” gets a slap down – On the Patio

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