According to his former classmates, the terrorist who attacked a gay Orlando nightclub last weekend threatened to bring a gun to school and murder his classmates while still a student in fifth grade, TMZ reports.
TMZ quotes one of the killer’s former classmates, Leslie Hall, who said that the killer “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.” He 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.
Hall told the New York Daily News, “Omar even as a kid had issues and always caused problems in school and hated women.”
She added, “We sat next to him in classes and were bullied for years and nothing was done. Now this.”
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