Muslim Teen Sues Texas School District after Arrest over Homemade Clock

Reuters’ Jon Herskovitz writes that Monday a lawsuit was filed against the Irving Independent School District and a Dallas suburb on behalf of Ahmed Mohamed, a Muslim student arrested in 2015 after bringing a homemade digital clock to school. The suit claims the city violated Mohamed’s civil rights, arguing his Muslim faith factored into the arrest. Herskovitz writes, “Irving police accused him of making a hoax bomb.”

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