Ahmed Mohamed, known as "Clock Boy," said he wants to go back home to Texas.
Mohamed and his family are currently living in the Islamic country of Qatar after Mohamed accepted a fully funded education scholarship from the Qatar Foundation, an organizaiton with ties to the radical group, the Muslim Brotherhood, according to Brietbart News.
In an interview with CBS 11 in Dallas, Mohamed said he wants to go back to where people knew him growing up, but he said his family is holding off for now because of a peaceful protest with guns outside the mosque they attended in Texas.
Mohamed was arrested earlier this year when he brought a homemade clock to school that was mistaken for a bomb.
His family has demanded $15 million from from the city of Irving and the Irving Independent School District in a lawsuit.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said in an editorial that the sympathy some Americans might have had for Mohamed is gone, "thanks to a shameless money grab by the teen's family."
The paper said the family's "departure and subsequent demands make them look like opportunists, or worse."