“We have, as you may know, opened an investigation into the case of the young man in Irving,” Lynch said. “So we will see where that investigation goes.”
Mohamed, 14, was briefly detained on suspicion that his homemade clock may have been a bomb. After it was determined that the teen had no malicious intent, he was released to his parents.
Many, including Mohamed’s family, have claimed that the overreaction was due to his religion.
During the event on Thursday, Lynch also spoke on the “disturbing rise” in anti-Muslim rhetoric in the United States ever since the attacks in Paris last month.
“When we are ruled by fear, we are not making ourselves safe,” she said, according to the Los Angeles Times.
“My message to the Muslim community is we stand with you in this,” Lynch concluded.