Clock Boy’s Family Demands $15 Million in Damages

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IRVING, Texas -- Hey, if your kid can build a cool clock, he's bound to make a fortune later in life, right? Well, Ahmed Mohamed might not have to wait that long. His lawyer sent letters to the City of Irving and Irving ISD demanding $10 million from the city, $5 million from the school district and written apologies from both.

It's all over what happened after Ahmed took his homemade clock to school and someone thought it sorta-kinda-maybe looked a little like a fake bomb.

The letter says Ahmed was subject to a seven-on-one interrogation for an hour and 25 minutes, wasn't allowed to call his parents and was pressured to admit he intended to bring a "hoax bomb" to school.

The family's attorney sent NewsFix a statement saying, "We would hope that a resolution to this matter could be reached without the need of initiating litigation."

He gave them 60 days to settle up or face a lawsuit.

We reached out to the City of Irving and the school district. So far, they're not talking, except to say they received the demand letter. Guess the clock's ticking until we find out whether this one ends up in court.

Ahmed and his family live in Qatar now. Wonder what kinda house you can get for $15 there?