The absurd saga of Ahmed "Clock Boy" Mohamed continues: Ahmed's father, who brought the family back to the Dallas suburbs for the summer, just made good on his previous threat of a $15 million lawsuit.

On Monday, his father's lawyer filed a civil rights claim against the boy's old school MacArthur High, the school principal and the town of Irving, Texas—claiming a history of racial and religious discrimination and violation of Ahmed's privacy and equal protection. But rather than underprice Ahmed's distress, the complaint does not specify a sum.

It's been nearly a year since Sudanese Muslim-American, then-fourteen-year-old Ahmed left his high school in handcuffs. A jumble of clock-radio innards he showed off as a "homemade clock" looked too much like a hoax bomb, and the zero-tolerance disciplinary response, combined with Ahmed's father's appetite for publicity and the clicking public's appetite for knee-jerk P.C. posturing, rocketed an otherwise ordinary if quirky kid to viral fame, which President Obama's infamous "Cool clock, Ahmed" significantly stoked.

Last October, THE WEEKLY STANDARD's Lee Smith wrote:

After being arrested last month under suspicion of bringing a bomb disguised as a clock to his Texas high school, the 14-year-old won the world's sympathy, a scholarship fund, gifts, letters from business executives, meetings with world leaders, including the president of the United States, and now a free high school and college education in that blossoming center of innovative science and technology—Qatar. "It's basically like America," said Ahmed's 18-year-old sister, Eyman. …It's hard not to feel sorry for the boy. The family's announcement of their decision to move to Qatar, a day after meeting with Obama, suggests that the episode was part of some bizarre scam engineered by Ahmed's father, Mohamed al-Hassan Mohamed. As our friends at Powerline have shown in their excellent coverage of the story, it's pretty clear that Ahmed's clock was designed to look and sound just like what the boy's teacher and the Irving, Texas police department believed it was—a bomb. Given that many Americans are apparently willing to tear up the second amendment for fear of teenage psychopaths opening fire on their classmates, it's hard to see how the police overreacted by bringing the boy downtown for questioning.

Ahmed didn't like Qatar ("Not many kids play outside," he said), and Ahmed's father Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, who twice sought the Sudanese presidency, was ready to reclaim the spotlight stateside. Last year, according to the Washington Post, "[T]hey put Ahmed on 'Good Morning America,' MSNBC and 'The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore.' He told reporters how kids in school called him ISIS Boy. Sympathetic crowdfunders raised $18,000 for his education. He visited the White House, the Google Science Fair and the president of his home country of Sudan (a wanted war criminal, but Mohamed said it would be rude not to accept the invitation)." And last month, Mohamed invited reporters to document Ahmed's return to Texas. Mohamed's eagerness to capitalize on the episode suggests a type of long con we're well accustomed to in this country—a political campaign.