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Texas district sues to prevent release of clock details

Posted at 10:32 AM, Feb 27, 2016

IRVING, Texas (AP) – A suburban Dallas school district is suing the state of Texas to prevent the release of details of a federal investigation into the arrest of a

Photo provided by the Irvine, Texas, Police Department of the digital clock that 14-year-old Ahmed Mohammed made from a pencil case.

Photo provided by the Irvine, Texas, Police Department of the digital clock that 14-year-old Ahmed Mohammed made from a pencil case.

student who brought a homemade clock to class that was seen as a possible bomb.

The Texas attorney general’s office earlier this month ordered the Irving school district to provide a copy of the Department of Justice letter to the Dallas Morning News.

Instead, the district sued to prevent the release of the multi-page letter on Thursday.

The district has been turning over sealed documents to comply with the investigation into the September arrest of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed. A charge against him was later dropped.

The teen made the clock and brought it to class to show a teacher.