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Monday, May 22, 2017

Clock boy loses again

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Fuck head builds a replica of a bomb by tearing apart an old alarm clock (he didn't build shit), sets the alarm to go off during class then sues when school officials and police react as if he did exactly what he did, which was create a replica of a bomb. Fortunately, the judge was unimpressed:
A federal judge has dismissed a discrimination lawsuit brought by the family a Muslim student who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school that officials believed to be a bomb, saying the student's attorneys failed to prove he was treated differently based on his race or religion.
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Mohamed Mohamed, the student's father, filed a federal lawsuit in August 2016 against the Irving Independent School District (IISD), MacArthur High School principal Daniel Cummings and the city of Irving, Texas, alleging officials violated the boy's civil rights by imposing a 3-day suspension for bringing the clock to school.
On Thursday, Judge Sam Lindsay of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas granted the defendants' motion to dismiss the lawsuit, saying the plaintiffs had failed to prove officials discriminated against Mohamed.
In his ruling, Lindsay dismissed claims against the city and the school district, writing that the court could not "reasonably infer that any IISD employee intentionally discriminated against [Mohamed] based on his race or religion."
He also dismissed the claim against Cummings, the principal, who Mohamed's team said violated his civil rights and treated the boy unfairly. Lindsay wrote the plaintiff's complaint "does not allege that [Cummings] treated [Mohamed] differently than other similarly situated students, and that the unequal treatment was based on religion or race."
This was never a case about an enterprising young man wrongly busted for bringing a homemade clock to school. There was no ingenuity involved. The clock was an old Radio Shack model that was taken out of its casing and placed in a pencil case, much like a suitcase bomb. The alarm was set to go off during class. The claim that Clock Boy home-built a clock has been thoroughly debunked.

Further, his father is a pot-stirring Islamist activist. The family moved to Dubai after the school incident, and the kid is a turd. The only downside here is that the family can file a new complaint or appeal.

Hat tip to Hot Air.








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