New Mexico Compound: Man Allegedly Trained Captive Children to Commit School Shootings

The man arrested after 11 starving children were found at a New Mexico compound was allegedly training the children to commit school shootings, court documents showed, according to the Associated Press.

Siraj Ibn Wahhaj, 40, was arrested last week, along with four other people, after the children were found in devastating conditions on the compound in Taos, New Mexico. Authorities also found the remains of a boy on the grounds, though the identity of the child had not yet been confirmed.

Court documents filed by prosecutors on Wednesday said Wahhaj was training the children to use weapons, the AP reported. Prosecutors asked that he been held without bond.

"I've been a cop for 30 years," Taos County Sheriff Jerry Hogrefe previously told ABC News. "I've never seen anything like this. Unbelievable. The children were hungry, they were thirsty, they were filthy."

Authorities were lead to the compound during the search for Wahhaj's missing 3-year-old son, Abdul-Ghani Wahhaj. Wahhaj was accused of abducting the boy from Georgia. Wahhaj was also accused of planning to perform an "exorcism" on his son, who suffers from health problems, according to a warrant obtained by the The Atlanta Journal Constitution. It was not yet clear if the remains found were that of the boy.

Wahhaj is the son of Siraj Wahhaj, a prominent imam. A spokesperson said the imam was "devastated that those remains could possibly be those of Abdul-Ghani," CNN reported.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Siraj Ibn Wahhaj is suspected of abducting his son and trying to perform an exorcism on him. Wahhaj, 40, was arrested last week, along with four other people, after 11 children were found in devastating conditions on the compound in Taos, New Mexico. TAOS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
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