“Clock Boy” has lost his defamation case against Ben Shapiro. The Daily Wire reports:
On Wednesday, Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro and his attorney, Kurt Schlichter, had reason to celebrate their victory in court on a free speech issue: the appeal filed by Ahmed Mohamed, aka “Clock Boy,” to reverse a lower court’s ruling that ruled for Shapiro was completely dismissed.
To recapitulate the case, as the court reported, Ahmed Mohammed was a Muslim and a United States citizen who emigrated with his father from Sudan to reside in Irving, Texas. On September 14, 2015, Mohammed was 13 and in his freshman year of high school when he brought a homemade alarm clock to his school and showed it to a teacher, who took it from him and contacted a school resource officer.
Later in the school day, Mohammed was escorted out of class to meet with police officers and the school counselor, then later arrested and taken to the Irving Police Department for bringing a “hoax bomb” to school. The charges were dropped by the Irving Police Department on September 16, 2015, but his school suspended him for three days for his actions.
That precipitated national news attention; the New York Times, the Dallas Morning News, the Washington Post, the New York Post and the Huffington Post all covered the story.
The truth has finally been vindicated.