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The compound where police discovered 11 malnourished children and five adults. Screenshot/CNN.com

Court documents filed on Wednesday reveal that five suspects have been arrested at a New Mexico compound for abusing 11 children, and were training them to commit school shootings, reports CNN — but the filings lacked details about the alleged training.

The backdrop: The revelation comes after law enforcement authorities, searching for a missing 3-year-old boy, found 11 starving children living in a filthy compound in Amalia, New Mexico. Police said the compound lacked electricity or plumbing.

The five suspects — two men and three women — are each facing 11 counts of child abuse and neglect. The charges each of the suspects are facing has a penalty of up to three years in prison, reports The New York Times. The defendants appeared in court Wednesday and have not yet been formally charged, per CNN.

  • At least one of the 11 children, each aged between 1 and 15, was trained how to use an assault rifle in preparation for carrying out school shootings, per the Times.

Police reportedly found a child's remains on the property Monday, but it is unclear whether the remains are those of the missing boy allegedly abducted from Georgia by his father, Siraj Wahhaj, nine months ago. Wahhaj is one of the suspects.

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Cuomo faces fresh misconduct allegations from former aides

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo during a February press conference in New York City. Photo: Seth Wenig/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

The office of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) was on Saturday facing fresh accusations of misconduct against his staff, including further allegations of inappropriate behavior against two more women. His office denies the claims.

Driving the news: The Washington Post reported Cuomo allegedly embraced an aide when he led the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and that two male staffers who worked for him in the governor's office accused him of routinely berating them "with explicit language."

In photos: Protesters rally for George Floyd ahead of Derek Chauvin's trial

Chaz Neal, a Redwing community activist, outside the Minnesota Governor's residence during a protest in support of George Floyd in St.Paul, Minnesota, on March 6. Photo: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

Dozens of protesters were rallying outside the Minnesota governor's mansion in St Paul Saturday, urging justice for George Floyd ahead of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin's trial over the 46-year-old's death.

The big picture: Chauvin faces charges for second-degree murder and manslaughter over Floyd's death last May, which ignited massive nationwide and global protests against racism and for police reform. His trial is due to start this Monday, with jury selection procedures.