IRVING, Texas — Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas teenager who made national news after he was suspended for bringing a clock to school, is seeking $15 million in damages from the city of Irving and the Irving School District.

Mohamed’s attorneys sent letters Monday to the city and the school district, claiming Mohamed’s “reputation in the global community is permanently scarred.”

“One also would anticipate that Ahmed, quite reasonably, will have a lifelong fear of the law enforcement and educational establishments that have let him down so terribly,” Plainview, Texas-based attorney Kelly D. Hollingsworth said in both letters.

Hollingsworth requested $10 million from the city of Irving and $5 million from the school district, and also demanded written apologies from the school district, Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne and Irving Police Chief Larry Boyd.

Mohamed was handcuffed and suspended from Irving MacArthur High School for three days last September after administrators grew suspicious of a homemade clock he brought to class.

“He showed it to a teacher, and it was suspicious in nature,” Boyd said in September. “The student told the teacher it was a clock, but he was not forthcoming with any other details about it.”