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Man in Isolated Compound Suspected of Training Children to Attack Schools

By The Associated Press — August 21, 2018 1 min read
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A man arrested at a ramshackle New Mexico compound where 11 hungry children were found living in filth was training youngsters to commit school shootings, prosecutors say in court documents.

The allegations against Siraj Ibn Wahhaj came to light as authorities awaited word on whether human remains discovered at the site were those of his missing son, who is severely disabled and went missing in December in Jonesboro, Ga.

The documents say Wahhaj was conducting weapons training with assault rifles at the compound on the outskirts of Amalia. Authorities raided the compound last month.

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A version of this article appeared in the August 22, 2018 edition of Education Week as Man in Isolated Compound Suspected of Training Children to Attack Schools

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