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Social media posts, former teachers reveal alarming mind-set of Thousand Oaks gunman

LOS ANGELES - The ex-Marine who gunned down 12 people during a mass shooting in Thousand Oaks on Wednesday night was apparently posting to social media either during or right before he carried out the attacks, law enforcement officials said.

A decade before he stormed a popular Thousand Oaks bar armed with a handgun this week, Ian David Long's propensity for rage was well known to some of his teachers.

Evie Cluke, a former assistant track & field coach at Newbury Park High School, said the teenage Long was a volatile presence in the locker room and on the school's grounds, prone to spasms of anger that often led to physical confrontations.

Long sometimes traded punches with rival athletes at track meets, said Cluke, who also once witnessed him

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