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As the days pass, more information surfaces about Orlando mass killer Omar Mateen.

Several of his old classmates came forward to talk about what he was like as a kid, their narrative supporting prior reports that say Mateen had been troubled for most of his life.

We learned he allegedly threatened to shoot up his grade school in fifth grade and was suspended for two weeks because of it, according to TMZ.

The site reports: “5th grade classmate Leslie Hall tells us Mateen told a group of kids at Mariposa Elementary he was going to bring a gun to school and kill everyone. She says it was not received as a joke and the kids immediately told a teacher, and Mateen was suspended for two weeks.

“Hall doesn’t recall exactly what prompted the threat, but does remember her mom having multiple meetings with the school faculty about Mateen’s constant bullying of her and other students. The behavior issues continued into middle school … according to Hall and other classmates who say he threw chairs and spat at teachers.

“Mateen’s former classmates all agreed the warning signs were abundant at an early age … and they all wished more had been done in terms of discipline or counseling.”

The world continues to pray for the victims and their families. Click here for more details on the mass killing that left 50 dead in an Orlando, Florida, club this weekend.


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