A federal judge officially dismissed the lawsuit filed by the father of “clock boy” Ahmed Mohamed.
In 2015, the 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed was arrested at MacArthur High School in Texas after he brought a homemade clock to school.
At the time, his father cried racial discrimination, saying that his son was unfairly targeted due to his race.
Conservative Tribune reports:
The U.K. Daily Mail reported that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas dismissed the family’s lawsuit, which alleged unconstitutional behavior on the part of the school. The lawsuit also claimed that Mohamed’s civil and Fifth Amendment rights were violated after a teacher called the police because she mistook the alarm clock for a bomb.
On Thursday, a federal judge announced there was not enough evidence to back up Mohamed’s family’s claims that the teen was also singled out due to his Islamic faith.
“Plaintiff does not allege any facts from which this court can reasonably infer that any (Irving Independent School District) employee intentionally discriminated against Ahmed Mohamed based on his race or religion,” court documents read. “Absent allegations of intentional discrimination, or allegations from which the court can reasonably infer intentional discrimination, Plaintiff fails to allege an equal protection violation against the IISD.”
According to the family’s attorney, Susan Hutchinson, the family was furious with the judge’s decision.
“These acts by the authorities show blatant disregard for the civil rights of this American,” she announced, referring to Mohamed’s claims that police used unnecessary force when they arrested him at school.
As it stands, the family has until June 1 to amend their complaint.
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