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Texas school shooter was bullied because of the clothes he wore and because his family was poor

Warped mass assassin Salvador Ramos was a failing excessive school loner with an ‘aggressive streak’, who was bullied for being poor and mocked for carrying eyeliner.

That is how former classmates and colleagues have described the killer, 18, who slaughtered not less than 19 harmless youngsters in the second deadliest school capturing in American historical past in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday, earlier than being shot lifeless in a shootout with a border patrol officer. 

Described by one pupil as an ’emo’, his lisp additionally made him a goal, in keeping with the Washington Post, with classmates claiming he endured homosexual slurs. Another stated he was mocked for his clothes. 

A former classmate, who requested to not be recognized, informed CNN he and Ramos had been considerably ‘shut’ and used to play Xbox collectively. The killer was a fan of the capturing and fight recreation Call of Duty. 

On his since eliminated Instagram account, Ramos is believed to have shared a photograph of two AR15-style rifles simply three days earlier than the killing at Robb Elementary school, whereas the bio on his TikTok web page chillingly learn: ‘Kids be scared irl’ (in actual life). 

While the motive for the bloodbath just isn’t but identified, one neighbor informed native information channel Newsy that he witnessed Ramos, who labored at a Wendy’s, arguing with his grandmother, claiming he was ‘offended that he didn’t graduate’. 

He stated the grandmother then screamed: ‘He shot me, he shot me’, earlier than Ramos ‘zoomed down the avenue’ and crashed his automobile earlier than embarking on his killing spree, which additionally counted two much-loved lecturers, bringing the dying toll to not less than 21.

According to the Post, the capturing came about the day after his classmates had graduated. His grandmother has reportedly survived however was critically injured, reported Reuters.  

Meanwhile, his Wendy’s co-workers informed the Daily Beast that he had an ‘aggressive streak’ and would ship inappropriate messages to feminine workers. They additionally branded him ‘quiet’ and ‘anti-social’. 

One stated: ‘He could be very impolite in the direction of the ladies typically, and one of the cooks, threatening them by asking, ‘Do who I’m?’ 

Salvador Ramos, 18, was reportedly bullied at school for his clothing and because his family was poor, a 'close' friend said

Salvador Ramos, 18, was reportedly bullied at school for his clothes and because his family was poor, a ‘shut’ pal stated 

Four days before the shooting, Ramos reportedly sent his friend pictures of his guns and ammunition. When asked why he had it, Ramos allegedly replied: 'Don't worry about it'

Four days earlier than the capturing, Ramos reportedly despatched his pal photos of his weapons and ammunition. When requested why he had it, Ramos allegedly replied: ‘Don’t fear about it’ 

‘And he would additionally ship inappropriate texts to the girls.’ 

The identical supply claimed there have been a number of movies of Ramos preventing folks with boxing gloves at a neighborhood park. 

‘He’d take them round with him,’ they claimed. 

In the hours main as much as the killings, the shooter reportedly confirmed off his weapons to an LA-based lady through his Instagram web page, taunting that he was ‘about to do’ one thing. 

When the lady requested what, he stated: ‘I’ll let you know earlier than 11.’ He started capturing at midday.  

‘As quickly as he made entry into the school he began capturing youngsters, lecturers, whoever was in his manner, he was capturing all people,’ Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Lt. Chris Olivarez stated.

Speaking anonymously, one classmate stated Ramos had begun exhibiting as much as class much less and much less as different children bullied him over his clothes and his family’s monetary scenario.

‘He would, like, not go to school…and he simply, like, slowly dropped out. He barely got here to school,’ the pal stated. 

After the North Dakota native graduated from excessive school, the pal stated they turned much more distant from one another, however would sometimes message one another on Xbox. 

‘He would message me right here and there,’ he stated. 

Four days previous to Tuesday’s capturing, Ramos reportedly despatched his pal an image of the AR and a backpack full of 5.56 rounds. 

‘[He had] in all probability like seven [magazines],’ he stated. ‘I was like: ‘Bro, why do you will have this?’ and he was like: ‘Don’t fear about it.” 

The school shooter – who originates from North Dakota and had not too long ago moved to Texas – had reportedly purchased two rifles on his 18th birthday, which was days in the past, the Daily Beast reported. 

Under a brand new Texan legislation handed in September, these aged 18-21 might purchase weapons if that they had a protecting order, because they had been in danger of family violence, stalking, prostitution or intercourse trafficking.

The legislation additionally eliminated the requirement for a allow for a handgun. Rifles had been already permitted in Texas with out licenses.

In the days main as much as the bloodbath, Ramos informed his pal that he ‘regarded very completely different now.’  

‘You would not acknowledge me,’ he messaged lower than every week in the past. 

Ramos’s social media was full of photographs of his new weapons, which he purchased on his 18th birthday, state senator Roland Gutierrez stated.  

Ramos additionally messaged a Los Angeles-based lady on May 12 on Instagram, tagging her in a photograph of the weapons.

‘You gonna repost my gun pics,’ @sal8dor_ direct messaged her.

His social media was filled with new rifles, which he purchased on his 18th birthday

His social media was full of new rifles, which he bought on his 18th birthday 

He killed 19 kids and two adults at an elementary Robb Elementary School on Tuesday

He killed 19 children and two adults at an elementary Robb Elementary School on Tuesday 

‘What your weapons gotta do with me,’ [sic] she replied on Friday.

‘Just wished to tag you,’ he stated again.

Then at 5:43am on Tuesday, @salv8dor_ messaged her and stated: ‘I’m about to’.

The lady requested ‘about to what’ to which he answered: ‘I’ll let you know earlier than 11.’

He stated he would textual content her in an hour and urged her to reply.

‘I bought a lil secret I wanna inform u,’ he messaged with a smiley face emoji overlaying its mouth.

‘Be grateful I tagged you,’ he wrote. 

She replied: ‘No it is simply scary,’ including: ‘I barely know you and you tag me in an image with some weapons?’

His final message at 9:16am on Tuesday was ‘Ima air out’.

The capturing began round 11:32am.  The lady reacted with horror when she learnt what he had finished.

‘He’s a stranger I do know nothing about him he determined to tag me in his gun put up,’ she wrote.

‘I’m so sorry for the victims and their households I actually do not know what to say.’

She then added: ‘The solely motive I responded to him was because I was afraid of him I want I stayed awake to not less than attempt to persuade him to not commit his crime. I did not know.’

When an Instagram person requested if she was his girlfriend, she replied: ‘I do not know him and I do not even stay in Texas.’

He largely dropped out, and took the job at Wendy’s, the place co-workers keep in mind him as quiet.

Adrian Mendes, night supervisor at the Wendy’s, stated Ramos ‘stored to himself principally.’

‘He felt like the quiet kind, the one who would not say a lot. He did not actually socialize with the different workers,’ Mendes informed CNN.

‘He simply labored, bought paid, and got here in to get his verify.’

Mendes stated that he didn’t know Ramos effectively – he was already employed when Mendes started in February – and did not see him most of the time because they had been on completely different shifts. 

Ramos labored from 11am to 4pm or 5pm, 5 days every week.

Ramos was shot and killed by legislation enforcement at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, after he had murdered 21 folks. 

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