TUCSON, AZ - JANUARY 8, 2011: Police quarantine the shopping center where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and several others were shot during an event in front of a Safeway grocery store.
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2011 file photo, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., takes part in a reenactment of her swearing-in, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Experts say recovery for Giffords will be a long, tough journey. Patients can make remarkable progress. But experts caution that they shouldn't expect to return to exactly the way they were before, and it’s too early to know if Giffords might be able to return to Congress. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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A law enforcement official puts police tape outside the house of Jared L. Loughner Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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TUCSON, AZ - JANUARY 20: Messages and balloons adorn a makeshift memorial for shooting victims, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), outside the University Medical Center on January 20, 2011 in Tucson, Arizona. The wounded Congresswoman is expected to be transfered from the hospital to begin rehabilitation therapy at TIRR Memorial Hermann hospital in Houston as early as Friday. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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This March 2010 photo shows a man identified as Jared L. Loughner at the 2010 Tucson Festival of Books in Tucson, Ariz. The Arizona Daily Star, a festival sponsor, confirmed from their records that the subject's address matches one under investigation by police after a shooting in Tucson that left U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wounded and at least five others dead. Police say a suspect is in custody, and he was identified by people familiar with the investigation as Jared Loughner, 22, of Tucson. (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mamta Popat)
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Courtroom sketch of Jared Loughner by Maggie Keane
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Gabriel Giffords and husband Mark E. Kelly (http://www.giffordsforcongress.com)
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In this photo provided by the office of U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords, Giffords' husband, Mark Kelly, stands with his wife as she looks from her bed at the Santa Catalina Mountains while on an outdoor deck at University Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011. Giffords is scheduled to be flown to Houston on Friday to begin her rehabilitation. (AP Photo/Office of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords)
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2011 file photo, Daniel Hernandez Jr., center, who was with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords when she was shot, receives a standing ovation, during President Obama's visit to speak in Tucson, Ariz., in the wake of the mass shooting. A White House official says Hernandez will sit with first lady Michelle Obama Tuesday night for President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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A police motorcade leads the ambulance carrying U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., away from University Medical Center, Friday, Jan. 21, 2011, in Tucson, Ariz. Giffords is being transported to a medical facility in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt York)
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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The Arizona college that Jared Loughner attended was on alertand concerned he would return to the Tucson campus a week before aJan. 8 shooting spree that killed six and wounded 13, including acongresswoman, according to e-mail messages.

The Arizona Republic, under the state's public records law,obtained a series of e-mails from December showing Pima CommunityCollege police planned to distribute Loughner's picture to staffmembers and instruct night officers to watch for the formerstudent.

"I will have a photo of Jared copied and given to the swingshift crew and have them conduct more frequent checks of theNorthwest Campus," wrote Manny Amado, college police commander, ina Dec. 28 e-mail, the Republic reported.

Loughner was forced out of the college three months earlierafter school officials said he was acting bizarre in class.

College police Sgt. Dan Simmons sent an e-mail to other Pimaofficials on Dec. 23 saying one of his officers "happened to find"YouTube videos posted by Loughner.

The Republic reported that Simmons described the postings as"more drivel from Jared Loughner," adding, "Doubt there is anythingto do about it."

In e-mails on Dec. 28, officers discussed the video Loughner hadfilmed on campus.

Pima Community College officials refused to discuss the e-mailsMonday when contacted by the Republic and referred questions to theGordley Design Group, a private Tucson marketing firm hired by thecollege. Cindy Klinge, vice president for Gordley, did not respondto calls or an e-mail from The Republic.

Loughner began attending classes at Pima Community College in2005, the school said in a previous release.

He "had five contacts with PCC police for classroom and librarydisruptions," the statement said.

Loughner is charged in federal court with attempting to killU.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and two of her staffers. He isexpected to face additional federal and state charges, includingmultiple counts of murder.

Giffords is undergoing rehabilitation in Houston.


Information from: The Arizona Republic,http://www.azcentral.com

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