Wrong lawyer got letter seeking clock case records release

Ahmed Mohamed, who enjoys tinkering with electronics, proudly took his homemade clock to MacArthur High in Irving (KTRK)

A letter seeking permission for the release of school records for a 14-year-old Muslim student arrested and suspended after his homemade clock was mistaken for a possible bomb initially went to the wrong lawyer.

The Dallas Morning News reports that three days after the Sept. 14 incident involving Ahmed Mohamed, an Irving Independent School District lawyer sent a letter to attorney Linda Moreno requesting permission to release records of the incident and the boy's disciplinary history to the media.

Moreno appeared with the family at its first news conference, but says she told the school district's attorney soon after that she wasn't representing him.

A school district spokeswoman says that after hearing media reports that attorneys Thomas Bowers and Reggie London were hired, they were sent letters Sept. 30.
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