About Time: Federal Court Dismisses Clock Boy's Lawsuit Against Irving


Weren’t “Clock Boy’s” 15 minutes of fame up a couple of hours ago? 

The Texas boy who built a clock in class that clearly looked like a bomb — which former president Barack Obama made out to be a technological breakthrough — had his lawsuit against the Irving, Texas school district dropped by a federal judge on Wednesday.

According to Dallas News:

The federal lawsuit alleged Ahmed Mohamed's civil rights were violated in September 2015 when Irving police officers took him into custody at MacArthur High School and charged him with making a "hoax bomb." The then 14-year-old was also suspended from school for three days.

U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay on Tuesday ordered that the suit against the defendants be "dismissed with prejudice" and that "all relief requested by plaintiff is denied.”

In January 2017, Mohamed’s defamation lawsuit against the Center for Security Policy (CSP) and Jim Hanson was dismissed as well. That lawsuit — also filed by Mohamed’s father, Mohamed Mohamed (that’s original) — was filed over Hanson’s comments on Glenn Beck’s program that there was a connection between the fervor surrounding Mohamed’s situation and the ties to the Muslim Brotherhood through the Counsel on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Mohamed’s lawyers punked out and didn’t release a statement on the outcome of this latest dismissed case, but the city of Irving did comment, according to Dallas News.

The city of Irving is “extremely please by the court’s ruling, which supports the justifiable actions taken by the officers in the matter,” the statement read. “We remain committed to ensuring the safety of all Irving residents and schoolchildren.”

Maybe Mohamed should take up clock making as a profession. Then again, maybe not.

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