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Judge Again Tosses Suit By 'Clock Boy' Ahmed Mohamed's Dad Against Irving Schools, City

Joshua Roberts
John M. Grunsfeld, associate administrator for the Science Mission Doctorate, posed for a selfie with Ahmed Mohamed of Irving on the South Lawn of the White House.

A federal judge has again dismissed a lawsuit against the city of Irving, the school district and others filed by the father of a teenager whose homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb.

Ahmed Mohamed was arrested in September 2015 after bringing a digital clock that he built to MacArthur High School. Mohamed, who was 14 at the time, was suspended, but the school later dropped its charge against him for having a “hoax bomb.” 

His family’s suit, initially filed in August 2016, alleged the Muslim student’s civil rights were violated. The suit was previously dismissed in May 2017; at the time, the family said it would file an amended lawsuit.

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay ordered that the suit against the defendants be "dismissed with prejudice" and wrote, "All relief requested by plaintiff is denied."