In compliance with a court order, Pima Community College released a rash of e-mails on Thursday connected to the suspect in the January Tucson shooting rampage, the AP reports. The correspondence reveals Jared Lee Loughner -- the suspect in the slaying of six people and near-fatal gunshot injury of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz. -- as a struggling, disturbed student.
One e-mail indicates that a campus police officer pushed to have Loughner expelled but was thwarted by a dean concerned with due-process rights; another reveals that just three months before the shooting, campus police asked federal firearms agents to see if they had any information on Loughner.
PCC was ordered to release 250 e-mails after The Arizona Republic sued the school for withholding documents mentioning Loughner.
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