Sunday, December 13, 2015

San Bernardino jihadist Syed Farook's cell phone photos prompt bomb sweep of schools

(CBS) San Bernardino mass shooter Syed Rizwan Farook reportedly had photos of a local California high school in his cell phone.

School officials say the FBI was able recover photos of the exterior of Carter High School in Rialto.

Farook inspected schools as part of his job, but the school said it was unusual for him to keep photos of its exterior.

After last week's attack, police used bomb-sniffing dogs to search schools Farook had inspected as part of his job.

This is just one of several chilling details that have been disclosed about Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, who together opened fire at a social services center, killing 14 and wounding 21 people.

Speaking before lawmakers Wednesday, FBI Director James Comey confirmed the couple shared radical, extremist views long before they shared wedding vows - going back as far as two years.

"As early as the end of 2013, they were talking to each other about jihad and martyrdom before they became engaged," Comey said.

That would have been months before Farook brought his bride-to-be into the U.S. from Saudi Arabia in 2014, using a fiancé visa.