Wednesday, January 11, 2017

'Clock Boy' Loses in Court

A district court judge in Texas has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by Ahmed Mohamed on his own behalf and on behalf of his 15-year-old son, Ahmed Mohamed. They had sued Fox News, Glenn Beck, and the mayor of Irving -- among others -- for defamation in September of 2016.

A year earlier, Ahmed, then a 14-year-old freshman at an Irving, Texas, high school, was arrested, briefly detained by police, and suspended for three days after bringing to school a "cool clock" that looked like a briefcase bomb. Ahmed claimed to have "invented" the easily assembled clock, and that he had brought it to school to show it to his shop teacher.

The incident led many to question the Mohamed family's motives. Newly appointed District Court Judge Maricela Moore dismissed the lawsuit following a nearly three-hour hearing on Monday, according to the American Freedom Law Center:

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good. Given the kid's ethnicity and what obviously looked like anything but a clock officials were well advised to err on the side of caution. If a kid gets suspended for a gun shaped pop tart what the heck does this kid expect?

Anonymous said...

As he should let this be a lesson to all.

Anonymous said...

He is now going to send the Judge a very "Special Clock".