Suspected LAX shooter went to school in Orlando

Suspect trained to repair motorcycles in Orlando

Published On: Nov 03 2013 10:02:20 AM EST   Updated On: Nov 04 2013 12:50:15 PM EST
LAX shooter
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Officials with the Motorcycle Mechanics Institute confirmed to Local 6 alleged LAX shooter Paul Ciancia attended the school's Orlando campus.

The school is located off Delegates Drive in Orlando and is a division of Universal Technical Institute, which has branches across the country.

A spokesperson also said the FBI spent Sunday meeting with school leaders at the campus in reference to Ciancia's connection to the school. The school would not say if the FBI took anything from the campus.

"We are working with the FBI and cooperating fully to aid them," said Steven McElfresh of MMI. "We always talk to law enforcement to provide information they deem helpful."

According to the Los Angeles Times, Ciancia was sent to MMI by his father to be groomed to take over his New Jersey motorcycle business.

A school spokesperson said Ciancia attended the tech school and studied how to repair Harley-Davidson motorcycles from 2009 to December 2011 when he graduated.

They released the following statement: "The staff members...wish to express their deepest condolences for the victims of the shooting at LAX on Friday, November 1, 2013."

The unemployed motorcycle mechanic suspected of carrying out the deadly shooting at the Los Angeles airport could face the death penalty if he's convicted.

Federal prosecutors have filed charges of murder and commission of violence at an international airport against Paul Ciancia.  

A TSA agent was killed and several people, including the suspect, were wounded.

Authorities say the suspect in the Los Angeles International Airport shootings intended to target TSA personnel.

Part of a note carried by Ciancia spoke of stirring fear in "traitorous minds." The FBI says the wounded and hospitalized suspect is still unresponsive and can't be questioned.

Gerardo Hernandez, the first TSA official in the agency's 12-year history to be killed in the line of duty, is being remembered as a family man who constantly smiled at travelers.

The TSA says it will review its policy on officer safety.

Ciancia, who is charged with murder and other crimes related to the shooting, is under 24-hour armed guard at the hospital.