Judge Dismisses ‘clock Boy' Ahmed Mohamed's Suit Against Irving ISD

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Irving ISD by Ahmed Mohamed, the teen whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb.The Mohamed family's suit alleged that his civil rights were violated in September 2015 when he was arrested at MacArthur High School, charged with making a "hoax bomb." The charge was later dropped."Despite the fact that they knew it wasn't a bomb, that he never threatened anyone, that he never said it was a bomb, that he never alarmed anyone," Susan Hutchison, the co-plaintiff attorney, said after the suit was filed. "Despite all of those things, they yanked him out of his chair, put him in handcuffs and arrested him. There was no cause for arrest."Hutchison said the lawsuit was based on the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution and Title VI. But U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay on Thursday granted the school district's motion to dismiss the Mohamed family's lawsuit, saying there was no evidence that Ahmed faced any religious or racial discrimination."Plaintiff does not allege any facts from which this court can reasonably infer that any IISD employee intentionally discriminated against A.M. based on his race or religion," the judge wrote in his ruling.  Continue reading...

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