When the lawsuit was first filed, the school district said that Ahmed activated the clock despite his teacher telling him not to. The principal at MacArthur High School thought the device was a bomb and called police. Mohamed, who was 14 at the time, was suspended, but the school later dropped its charge against him for having a "hoax bomb".
"Plaintiff does not allege any facts from which this court can reasonably infer that any IISD employee intenti, Ahmed Mohamednally discriminated against Ahmed Mohamed based on his race or religion", the ruling stated.
The Daily Mail reports the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas dismissed the Mohamed family's suit for failing allege facts showing discriminatory or unconstitutional actions on the part of school administrators or local officials.
In September 2015, Ahmed Mohamed, an avid hobbyist who was 14 at the time, assembled the clock using a circuit board and digital display and proudly brought the clock to school to show to his teachers.More news: Maria Sharapova says she won't request Wimbledon wildcard
Mohamed's father arrived at the school several hours later and tried to explain what the clock was. The elder Mohamed also claims his son's civil rights and Fifth Amendment rights were violated by the Irving Independent School District and the city's police officers. "We live in an age where you can't take things like that to school", Chief Larry Boyd told FOX 4 in 2015. "We have to err on the side of caution".
The youth, after his arrest, held news conferences, was invited by then-President Obama to the White House, bragged about his overseas travels and then alerted reporters when he was returning to the United States.
But Lindsay said that the family's claims so far were "speculative and sweeping". The family has until June 1 to provide additional information to support discrimination otherwise the case will be closed. The boy's family has since moved to Qatar after accepting a foundation's offer to pay for his education there, the Associated Press reported. "Moving his whole family, losing their home here, the constant barrage of disgusting, hateful, mean, bad things that people are saying to this little boy...he has to endure that all day, every day". The lawsuit sought unspecified compensatory and punitive damages along with attorney fees.