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Fort Drum Shooting Raises Questions About Army Recruitment Process

The Fort Drum soldier who killed his wife and a New York state trooper had a serious criminal record as a teenager. He plotted to kill students at his middle school. That has people asking how he was accepted into the U.S. Army.

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Corrected: July 14, 2017 at 12:00 AM EDT
In this report, it's said that short of a murder conviction, recruiters will consider people who have criminal records. It's more accurate to say that at this time, recruiters are rarely considering people with felony arrests or convictions on their records.