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New Mexico shooter was investigated in 2016 by FBI for threatening comments made online

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AZTEC, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a New Mexico high school (all times local):
 
11:30 a.m.
 
The FBI says online comments made last year by a gunman who killed two students at a New Mexico high school had led them to conduct an investigation.
 
Terry Wade, FBI special agent in charge in Albuquerque, told reporters Friday that the 21-year-old made generic comments in a gaming forum and the agency checked databases and interviewed him and his family in March 2016.
 
Wade says the man didn't have a gun at that time and told agents that he had no plans for an attack. He also didn't have ties to any organizations.
 
The FBI closed the investigation when it determined no crime was committed.
 
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11:15 a.m.
 
Authorities say the 21-year-old gunman who killed two students at a New Mexico high school disguised himself as a student to gain access to the school.
 
San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen on Friday shared a message the gunman had written before the shooting on Thursday morning. It included a timeline of what the gunman had planned.
 
Christesen called the shooting at Aztec High School a cowardly act and that the shooter was determined to create as much carnage as he could.
 
Authorities said the gunman lived with his parents in Aztec and had worked at a gas station. In his message, he wrote that work, school and life was bad and he wanted out.
 
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10 a.m.
 
Authorities have scheduled a news conference Friday morning to release more details of a New Mexico high school shooting that left two students and a gunman dead.
 
The San Juan County Sheriff's Office says Casey J. Marquez and Francisco I. Fernandez died during a shooting at Aztec High School after a gunman shot them.
 
But authorities have released no details on the gunman, his motives and even if he was a student.
 
David Stone tells The Associated Press that he heard multiple gunshots before his teacher ushered him and his classmates into a closet.
 
Heaven Angelica Hughes said her classroom was next door from the shooting and bullets came into her room, nearly hitting a classmate.

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