‘You won’t let me in because I’m a Muslim.’ How surly Orlando shooter was booted out of police academy last year

Terror suspect Omar Mateen made one last attempt to become a full-fledged police officer last summer when he applied for an intensive six-month law enforcement academy in his hometown of Fort Pierce, Daily Mail Online has learned exclusively.

But officials at the Indian River State College’s Criminal Justice Institute were so concerned about his behavior that they rejected his application and reported him to the Florida Department of

Law Enforcement, a source familiar with Mateen’s application said.

‘In the light of what happened in Orlando this weekend, I believe he was trying to infiltrate the school to understand how policing works on a day-to-day basis,’ the source said.