'Clock Bomb Kid' family sues

The family of a Texas high school student arrested for taking apart a clock and bringing it to school is now suing the school district for civil rights violations.

Ahmed Mohamed, 14, was briefly held last year and led out of school in handcuffs after school officials were worried that clock parts he stashed inside a pencil case were in fact a (very small) bomb. The teen was later given a three-day suspension and his story received national attention.

Ahmed's family, who have since moved out of the country to continue his schooling, are now seeking $15m in damages for the school's handling of the situation. ®


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