E-mails reveal Arizona college was on alert for suspect in US congresswoman shooting

February 16, 2011

A week before Jared Loughner allegedly wounded US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in a deadly shooting spree, the Tucson-based college that kicked him out was on alert that he might return. A series of e-mails from December show Pima Community College police planned to distribute Loughner's picture to staff members and instruct night officers to watch out for him. Loughner is charged in federal court with attempting to kill Giffords and 2 of her staffers in the January 8 shooting spree, in which 6 people were killed and 13 wounded. He was forced out of Pima 3 months earlier after college officials said he was acting bizarre in class. According to a statement from Pima, Loughner "had five contacts with PCC police for classroom and library disruptions." Associated Press