Ahmed Mohamed speaks to the press before his meeting with Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir in Khartoum on Oct. 14, 2015.
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The family of Ahmed Mohamed, the young Texas teen whose case sparked a national debate last year when he was arrested at his high school after his homemade digital clock was mistaken for a bomb, is now suing the school district and the city where he once lived, Reuters reports.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court on behalf of Ahmed by his father, accuses the Irving Independent School District and the Dallas-area city of violating the teenager’s civil rights and discriminating against him because of his religion.

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The family had previously sought $10 million from the city of Irving and another $5 million from the school district.

In the aftermath of the arrest, Ahmed and his family moved to Qatar after the teen accepted an offer from the Qatar Foundation to study at its Young Innovators Program. Ahmed is currently back in the U.S. for summer vacation, but he told the Dallas Morning News in an exclusive interview that he missed his friends and the diversity of the U.S.

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"I just want to invent," he told the paper, according to Reuters. "I want to help the world a lot, and it would be amazing to see my creations in action."

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Read more at Reuters.