Federal Judge Tosses ‘Clock Kid’ Ahmed Mohamed’s Discrimination Lawsuit

Source: Huffington Post

By Ryan Grenoble

A federal judge in Texas has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit brought by Ahmed Mohamed, the 9th grader who was arrested in 2015 for bringing a clock to school.

U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay on Thursday ruled the boy failed to prove discrimination, according to CBS News. The judge gave the teen’s legal team until June 1 to file an amended complaint against Irving Independent School District, high school principal Daniel Cummings and the city of Irving.

Ahmed gained national attention in 2015, when he brought an alarm clock he had built to his Dallas-area high school. Rather than applaud the boy’s smarts, school administrators accused Ahmed of trying to “make a bomb” and had him arrested.

A photo of the bewildered 14-year-old at the school, handcuffed and wearing a NASA T-shirt, went viral at the time:

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