College releases e-mails about AZ shooting suspect

By the Associated Press | May 19, 2011 | 5:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The college that the suspect in the Tucson, Ariz., mass shooting attended has released about 250 e-mails written about him before he was suspended from the school.

Pima Community College released the records Thursday after The Arizona Republic sued the college for withholding some records mentioning Jared Lee Loughner.

A judge rejected the school's argument that the records were protected by a federal privacy law.

Loughner began attending classes at the college in 2005 but was eventually kicked out because of behavior that campus police considered disturbing. He was told to get a mental health evaluation or not return.

Loughner has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the Jan. 8 attack that killed six and wounded 13, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.