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The author of the massacre at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Salvador Ramos, which caused the death of 19 children and two teachers, she was bullied for being poor and for wearing eyeliner.
The 18-year-old was described by his former teammates as a unsuccessful and lonely student. In addition, he was seen as an emo, who was also teased for his lisp, according to The Washington Post.
In an interview with CNN, a former classmate of the shooter, who preferred to remain anonymous, said he and Ramos were somewhat “close” and used to play Xbox togetherand detailed that the now deceased he was a fan of the shooting and fighting game Call of Duty.
Another companion of the young man said that Ramos had begun to appear less and less in class because other people bullied him because of his clothes and his family’s financial situation.
“He, like, wouldn’t go to school… and just, like, slowly gave up. She barely came to school,” she detailed.
He also noted that after the young North Dakota native graduated from high school, the two became even more distant from each other, but that messages were occasionally sent on Xbox.
Reports indicate that four days before Tuesday’s shooting, Ramos sent his friend an AR photo and a backpack full of 5.56 bullets.
“[Tenía] probably like seven,” he said. ‘I was like: ‘Brother, why do you have this?’ and he said: ‘Don’t worry about that’”, explained the young man.
Ramos had bought two rifles on his 18th birthday.which was days ago, as reported by Daily Best.
He was upset that he didn’t graduate
Separately, a neighbor of Ramos spoke to the local news channel Newsy and said he saw the young man, who worked at Wendy’s, arguing with his grandmother, claiming that he was “mad because he didn’t graduate.”
The Post notes that the massacre took place the day after his classmates graduated.
His neighbor, Rubén Flores, 41, explained that Ramos had a “pretty hard life” with his mother and that he had tried to be a father figure to the teenager.
He told the Post that the police had previously visited his mother’s home, on Hood Street, and that the troublesome young man often argued with his mother before moving to his grandmother’s house across town a few months ago.
Tuesday morning, Ramos entered Robb Elementary in Uvalde and shot children and teachers without distinction, who tried to escape before the hail of bullets. The attack left 21 people dead, including 19 children and 2 teachers.
The 18-year-old attacker was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police.
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