- School shooter Salvador Ramos showed disturbing behavior for some time.
- One of the attacker’s friends said that he once cut his face for fun.
- Salvador Ramos murdered 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.
Apparently, there were signs that were not taken into account. Salvador Ramos, the gunman who carried out the massacre Tuesday at the Uvalde, Texas school, killing 19 children and two teachers, had shown disturbing behavior long ago. Friends said he even cut his face with knives.
The New York Post reported Wednesday that the shooter displayed increasingly bizarre behavior long before the shooting at Robb Elementary School, including cutting his face with knives just “for fun,” friends revealed.
Salvador Ramos cut his face with knives “for fun”
Santos Valdez Jr., a friend of gunman Salvador Ramos, said that the two had been close. They played video games and basketball regularly, until the murderer’s behavior began to “deteriorate,” according to the Washington Post.
On one occasion, the former friend recounted, Salvador Ramos showed up in a park with scratch marks on his face and told him that a cat had attacked him. “Then he told me the truth, that he’d cut up his face with knives over and over and over,” Santos Valdez told the Washington Post.
“I like how it looks,” said the attacker
“You’re crazy, bro, why would you do that?’” Santos Valdez recalled. And then Salvador Ramos replied that it was just “for fun.” Later, at school, he told his classmates that he cut his face “because I like how it looks,” a student revealed to local outlet KSAT.
Santos Valdez indicated that the last time he interacted with Salvador Ramos was two hours before the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. The two messaged each other on Instagram, where he forwarded a meme that read, “WHY TF IS SCHOOL STILL OPEN?” Salvador Ramos replied, “Facts” and “That’s good tho. Right?” according to the NY Post.
The messages Ramos sent to his friend 2 hours before the shooting
Santos Valdez allegedly wrote: “Idek (I don’t even know) I don’t even go to school lmao.” But the attacker never replied to the message and, in fact, did not even open it. Valdez also described how the gunman used to drive with another friend and shoot people at random with a BB gun, as well as throw eggs at people’s cars.
He added that, last year, Salvador Ramos published images of automatic rifles on social media that “he would have on his wish list.” A few days ago, he published photos of two rifles that he referred to as “my photos of weapons,” according to the Washington Post.
Salvador Ramos was bullied
Other friends and relatives also said that the shooter, who was killed the day of the massacre, had been harassed throughout high school for a speech impediment (stuttering and lisping), as well as being teased for wearing eyeliner and dressing differently.
The shooter killed at least 19 children and two teachers in what has become the second deadliest school shooting in US history, before dying in a confrontation with a Border Patrol agent.
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