Feds investigating arrest of Muslim teen for bringing homemade clock to Texas high school

IRVING, Texas –  U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Department of Justice is investigating the brief arrest of a Muslim teenager who brought a homemade clock to his suburban Dallas high school.

Lynch confirmed Thursday that the department was investigating Ahmed Mohamed's arrest.

Mohamed was detained, but quickly released, after police became suspicious of a clock he brought to school. His family questioned whether he was mistreated due to his religion.

The Dallas Morning News reports (http://bit.ly/1lBOjOP ) that the Irving school district has refused to release an inquiry sent by the Justice Department.

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