The family of Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Muslim student who was arrested when a clock he built as part of a science project was mistaken for a bomb, sent letters this week seeking $15 million from the local government and school district where the incident happened, according to the Associated Press.
The family says their son was mistreated and is threatening to sue. They’re seeking official apologies and $10 million from the city of Irving, Texas, as well as $5 million from the Irving Independent School District.
“What has happened to this family is inexcusable,” Mohamed’s lawyer Kelly Hollingsworth told the AP in an email. “As indicated in the letters, the long term effects on Ahmed are incalculable.”
Mohamed’s story first went viral in September, shortly after Mohamed was handcuffed and escorted from school to a juvenile facility. He was never charged with a crime but he was suspended from school.