On May 24, 18-yr-old Salvador Ramos entered the Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, TX, and shot multiple students and teachers. As a result of the bloody massacre, 19 students and 2 teachers were killed. Ramos was shot and killed by police.
The next day, the mother of the 18-year-old who shot and killed 21 innocent people insisted that her son “wasn’t a violent person.” Adriana Reyes reported that she was surprised to learn about her son’s bloody massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. Ramos was a loner, according to his mother. She reported that he “kept to himself and didn’t have many friends.”
“I pray for those families,” she added. “I’m praying for all of those innocent children, yes I am. They had no part in this.”
The shooter’s mother also addressed rumors that she had a toxic relationship with her son, claiming that they had a good relationship.
The Daily Mail reports – While the mother maintains that Ramos was not violent, other friends and relatives have reported that Ramos had begun to violently lash out toward friends, strangers, and his mother. It is also reported that Ramos was bullied in school for a speech impediment including a lisp and stutter.
Stephen Garcia, Ramos’ alleged best friend in eighth grade, told The Washington Post that he was often the target of bullying in school. “He would get bullied hard like bullied by a lot of people,” Garcia said. “Over social media, over gaming, everything.”
“He was the nicest kid, the most shyest kid,” continued Garcia. “He just needed to break out of his shell.”
Ivan Arellano, a senior student at Uvalde High School who knew Salvador Ramos, is telling a much different story.
Ivan Arellano, whose good friend’s sister was killed by Ramos told WFAA-TV in Dallas that Ramos “was not a good person” and had been a bully himself.
“I would like to get that out of the way,” he said, adding, “He was not bullied!”
“He would try to pick on people but fail, and it would aggravate him,” the high school senior said.
“He would hurt animals—and he was not a good person.”
Watch the interview here: