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Arizona Shooting Suspect Jared Loughner: "Why Don't We Just Strap Bombs to Babies?"

Arizona Shooting Suspect Jared Loughner: "Why Don't We Just Strap Bombs to Babies?"
Jared Laughner Mug Shot (Pima Sheriff's Dept.)

TUCSON, Ariz. (CBS/KPHO/AP) Arizona shooting suspect Jared Loughner was on the radar of students and teachers at  Pima Community College for quite some time.

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In February 2010, when the subject of abortion came up in class, Loughner reportedly said, "Why don't we just strap bombs to babies?"

After that incident, school officials decided to "keep an eye on him," according to records.

In May, Loughner reportedly erupted after a teacher informed him that he was getting a B in her class.

That teacher then told officials she was not comfortable around Loughner without an officer in the area.

In September, Loughner reportedly ranted that his freedom of speech was violated when another teacher didn't allow him to disrupt class.

A note went in his file that "there might be a mental health concern."

The next week, school officials discovered a YouTube video with a voice they identified as Loughner's. In the video, the person says things, such as "I haven't forgotten the teacher that gave me a B," and, "this is genocide in America."

The school immediately suspended Loughner.

COMPLETE COVERAGE OF THE ARIZONA SHOOTING FROM CBS NEWS

  • Edecio Martinez

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