Lawyers for the 14-year-old Muslim boy who was arrested after taking a homemade clock to his Dallas-area school say he was publicly mistreated and deserves $15 million. A law firm representing the boy, 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 apologies. Ahmed was arrested but not charged in September after an educator said the clock could be a bomb. He was also suspended from school. His family accepted a foundation’s offer to pay for Ahmed’s education in Qatar and moved to the Persian Gulf country.
I think he was mistreated, as I’ve said here before, and I believe some compensation for his humiliation is in order. But this is disgusting and greedy.