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Did 4chan post foreshadow mass shooting?

Posted: 4:27 PM, Oct 01, 2015
Updated: 2015-10-01 23:27:01Z

SAN DIEGO -- Authorities are investigating an anonymous post on the website 4chan and whether it might be connected to a mass shooting at an Oregon community college.

The post has since been removed, but a cached version is out there. The post went online Wednesday afternoon and stated:

"Some of you guys are alright. Don't go to school tomorrow if you are in the northwest.

happening thread will be posted tomorrow morning

so long space robots"

A thread of comments follows the initial post and gets even more ominous. 

"Will post again in am, 10 min countdown. Won't say more to much to prepare."

A gunman opened fire Thursday at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon, killing at least 13 people and leaving others injured. The gunman died during an exchange of gunfire with police.

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