Ahmed Mohamed (L 3), a Texas Muslim teen arrested after taking his homemade clock to school, poses next to his family members at his house in Irving, Texas on Sept. 17, 2015.
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September 23, 2015 3:18 PM EDT

The family of the 14-year-old Muslim boy who was led out of school in handcuffs has hired attorneys to get back the homemade clock that administrators mistook for a bomb.

Ahmed Mohamed was suspended after showing his clock to a teacher at his Irving, Texas, high school last week. His case sparked an outcry on social media and attracted the attention of President Obama and a number of tech companies who invited Ahmed to visit.

His family said in a statement Wednesday that it had pulled Ahmed and his two siblings out of the Irving school district “because of religious…

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