Kids at Rural NM Compound Were Being Trained to Commit School Shootings

The father of a missing Georgia boy who was arrested last week during a raid on a New Mexico compound where 11 hungry children and the remains of a boy were found, was trying to train them to commit school shootings according to court documents obtained by the Associated Press. 

Siraj Ibn Wahhaj was conducting weapons training on the compound with assault rifles, according to one of the foster parents of one of the 11 children who was cited in the documents.

Wahhaj "trained the child in the use of an assault rifle in preparation for future school shootings," the parent said.

Sheriff's deputies raided the compound last Friday after a two-month long investigation into the disappearance of a three-year-old boy who went missing from Jonesboro, Georgia in December. But instead of finding the toddler, deputies discovered 11 hungry children aged 1 to 15, being held in filthy conditions on the rural property located near the Colorado border. 

Wahhaj is being held without bail while he awaits trial on child abuse charges. 

According to Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe, when deputies arrived at the makeshift shelter, they discovered Wahhaj "heavily armed with an AR15 rifle, five loaded 30 round magazines, and four loaded pistols, including one in his pocket when he was taken down." 

The remains of a boy were also discovered on the property on Monday, but they have not been positively identified by authorities yet. The remains were discovered outside Amalia, a tiny remote town near the Colorado border. 

Authorities say Wahhaj told the boy's mother that he wanted to perform an exorcism on the child before Abdul disappeared. Wahhaj later said that he was taking the child to a park, but never returned with the boy.

The search for 3-year-old Abdul-ghani Wahhaj who went missing from Jonesboro, Georgia in December led authorities to the rural compound. Sherriff's officials raided the compound after Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe said he received a message that is believed to have originated from inside the compound. 

Three women were also discovered at the compound and are believed to be the mothers of the 11 children, who are between the ages of 1 to 15. 

Photos: Taos County Sheriff's Department

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