Horrifying details emerged on Wednesday about how mad teenager Salvador Ramos butchered 19 children and two teachers – including how he took to social media to brag about his sick plans.
Ramos, who turned 18 last week, began posting on Facebook “about 30 minutes before reaching school,” Gov. Greg Abbott said of the “insane person” who brought “evil” to Uvalde.
“The first post… said, ‘I’m going to shoot my grandmother.’ The second post read, ‘I shot my grandmother,'” Abbott said of Ramos’ critically injured 66-year-old relative Cecilia, who was rushed to a San Antonio hospital.
“The third post, maybe less than 15 minutes before arriving at the school, read, ‘I’m going to shoot an elementary school,'” Abbott said.
Despite being shot, the grandma “was able to run across the street to a neighbor and get help,” Steve McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, also said at the news conference.
However, her mentally ill grandson – who did not have a driver’s license – had already taken her vehicle and driven the nearly three miles to Robb Elementary School, where he fell and fled, officials said.
“He took a backpack with a rifle,” McCraw said, confirming it was a Daniel Defense gun, one of two Ramos bought at a local sporting goods store last week along with 335 rounds.
He bought the first on Tuesday last week – the day after his 18th birthday and exactly a week before he was shot after one of the deadliest shooting sprees in US history.
After Ramos was involved in an accident with his grandmother’s vehicle, he went to the west side of the school building where there is a back door, McCraw said of the high school dropout who had no criminal history.
There, a “brave” school resource officer “approached him” and “engaged him” — but “no shots were exchanged,” McCraw said, without elaborating on why.
Instead, Ramos then made it into the school and ran down a hallway to two adjoining classrooms, the officer revealed.
“And this is where the carnage began,” McCraw said.
Arriving officers “engaged him” and were able to “detain him at this location,” he said — with a SWAT team of Border Patrol agents assisting local police. One of the border guards was the one who gunned down Ramos, officials said.
“They broke down the classroom door, went in, attacked Ramos and killed her at the scene,” he said.
The official was emotional when he addressed possible mistakes made by the officers, whom he otherwise celebrated as heroes.
“Obviously, this is a situation where we failed in the sense that we didn’t prevent this mass attack,” he admitted.
“But I can tell you that the officers who arrived at the scene and put their lives in danger saved other children. They held him down,” he said, saying they were “very proud” of it.
It was a message shared by the governor, who said the bloodbath “could have been worse” had it not been for officials’ response.
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“The reason it wasn’t worse is because law enforcement officers did what they do. They showed amazing courage in running for gunfire to save lives,” the governor said.
“You could save lives. Unfortunately not enough,” he said.
https://nypost.com/2022/05/25/texas-school-shooter-salvador-ramos-posted-about-attack-on-facebook/ Texas school gunner Salvador Ramos posted on Facebook about the attack