In this Oct. 19, 2015, file photo, Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old who was arrested at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, after a homemade clock he brought to school was mistaken for a bomb, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press, in Washington, D.C.
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Family of Muslim teen seeks $15M in clock incident

IRVING, Texas – Attorneys for the 14-year-old Muslim boy arrested after taking a homemade clock to his Dallas-area school say he was publicly mistreated and deserves $15 million.

A law firm representing Ahmed Mohamed sent letters Monday demanding $10 million from the city of Irving and $5 million from the Irving Independent School District. The letters also threaten lawsuits and seek written apologies.

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Ahmed took his clock to school in September, and an educator thought it could be a bomb. Ahmed was arrested but never charged. He was also suspended from school.

The family accepted a foundation’s offer to pay for Ahmed’s education in Qatar (GUH’-tur) and has since moved to the Persian Gulf country.

Messages left for Irving’s city attorney and the district weren’t immediately returned Monday.

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Family of Muslim teen seeks $15M in clock incident