A federal court has thrown out a lawsuit against Irving, TX, and the local school district brought on by Ahmed “Clock Boy” Mohamed and his family after authorities arrested him in September 2015. From Fox News:
The lawsuit alleged that the city of Irving and Irving school district discriminated against Ahmed Mohamed at Irving MacArthur High School in September of 2015.
Mohamed, a Muslim teenager who was 14 years old at the time, brought a homemade clock to school to show his engineering teacher. But an alarm on the clock went off in his English class and the teacher confiscated it. He was sent to the principal’s office.
Mohamed’s father filed the lawsuit in August of last year, which included MacArthur High School principal Daniel Cummings as a defendant.
CBS News reported:
On Thursday, Judge Sam Lindsay of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss the lawsuit, saying the plaintiffs had failed to prove officials discriminated against Mohamed.
In his ruling, Lindsay dismissed claims against the city and the school district, writing that the court could not “reasonably infer that any IISD employee intentionally discriminated against [Mohamed] based on his race or religion.”
He also dismissed the claim against Cummings, the principal, who Mohamed’s team said violated his civil rights and treated the boy unfairly. Lindsay wrote the plaintiff’s complaint “does not allege that [Cummings] treated [Mohamed] differently than other similarly situated students, and that the unequal treatment was based on religion or race.”
Judge Lindsay stated that the plaintiffs have until “June 1 to file an amended complaint to support the allegations he wrote were ‘factually deficient.'” Mohamed’s lawyer Susan Hutchinson confirmed the team will do just that.DONATE
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