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Father: School shooting suspect might have contacted students online


Among items seized from the room of a man accused of wounding two students at a Colorado middle school on Feb. 23 were photos of youths who appear to be in their teens, prompting the accused’s father to speculate that his son might have had online contact with students there prior to the attack, reports the Associated Press. Jefferson County sheriff’s investigators were puzzling over why Bruco Strong Eagle Eastwood, 32, might have targeted Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton, Colo. They declined to say whether Eastwood had contact with students at the school, which is just miles from Columbine High School, but they were interviewing students and parents. “It’s very well a possibility, but it remains under investigation,” said sheriff’s spokesman Mark Techmeyer. Eastwood’s father, War Eagle Eastwood, said he found digital pictures in his son’s room showing students, who he guessed were in middle school or high school.

Investigators also were reviewing Bruco Eastwood’s journals as they tried to figure out why he allegedly showed up at his old school Feb. 23 and started firing in the parking lot before he was tackled by a math teacher…

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