Nearly a year after Irving police arrested and interrogated him for bringing a homemade clock to school, Ahmed Mohamed said Monday that he still feels burning anger directed toward him. And it hurts.
"I get a lot of hate. I got a lot of support in the beginning, but it's the hate that sticks," said Ahmed, 14. "I get death threats. What did I ever do to someone to get death threats?"
Irving's so-called Clock Boy made his comments Monday in Dallas where he, his parents and their lawyers announced a federal lawsuit against the city of Irving, the Irving Independent School District and MacArthur High School principal Daniel Cummings.