Clock Kid Demands $15 million and Written Apology From City of Irving, Texas


Ahmed was arrested and detained briefly in September after one of his teachers reported that a homemade clock he brought to his school resembled a bomb. While the family's lawyer claims that this is racial profiling, chances are that any other teacher of any other skin color probably would have reacted the same way. Also, you'd think Ahmed's parents would know better.

The family's lawyers claim the incident was traumatic and damaging.

“Ahmed will now forever be associated with bomb making wholly without basis,” attorney Kelly Hollingsworth wrote in a letter to the city. “In the short-term, Ahmed fears for his physical safety after receiving many threatening emails. In the long-term, we adults should know that despite Ahmed's efforts to be strong, and to prove that he is ‘a good boy,' he will experience pain and suffering as result of this for the rest of his days.

“There is no other way to put it: Ahmed's reputation in the global community is permanently scarred,” the letter said.

The letter said that after the incident, an image circulated on the internet with Ahmed's face superimposed onto a picture of Osama bin Laden, one of his sisters was fired from her job, and the family felt unsafe at their home after their address was posted on Twitter. The letter also accused authorities of launching a campaign to smear Ahmed and his family, and claimed that the arrest was racially motivated.

A spokesperson for the city of Irving has said that they have received the letter and are currently in the process of reviewing the demands.

Meanwhile, Ahmed and his family are currently living in Doha, Qatar, where Ahmed is attending the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development.

Apparently if a school has a lot of words in the name, your child is likely to become a genius . . . not.

Source: news.vice.com

 



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