Irving Mayor Dismissed From ‘clock Boy' Defamation Suit

Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne has been dismissed from a defamation lawsuit filed by the father of a teen detained by police in 2015 for bringing a homemade clock to school that was mistaken for a bomb. The dismissal was granted Tuesday in a Dallas County district court days after the teen's father, Mohamed Mohamed, agreed to dismiss the mayor from the suit. The suit claimed the defendants were responsible for libelous statements against Ahmed Mohamed who was 14 when he brought his homemade clock to MacArthur High School in Irving. He was handcuffed and escorted out of the school, and accused of making a hoax bomb. No charges were filed and Mohamed's family moved to Qatar in 2015.   Continue reading...

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