Adriana Reyes, the mother of the 18-year-old Salvador Rolando Ramos who killed 19 children and two teachers at the elementary school in Uvalde (Texas)stated that his son “was not a monster”, although he could become “aggressive”.
“Sometimes I had an uncomfortable feeling, like ‘what are you doing?’”, Reyes recounted in an interview from his own home to the network ABC. “He could become aggressive if he got really angry. (…). We all have rabies, but some people have more than others,” she added.
Adriana Reyes assured that he was not aware that his son had bought weapons and was dismayed by the little ones who died. “Those children… I have no words. I don’t know what to say about those poor children, ”she expressed through tears.
A day before her, it was her grandfather Rolando Reyes who also spoke for the chain ABC. Like her mother, she claimed not to know that her grandson bought weapons, which were acquired between May 17 and 20according to the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE).
“I don’t like guns. I can’t be near the guns. I hate when I see all the news, all those people who get shot, ”said the grandfather, who acknowledged having a criminal record and that is why he does not have weapons at home.
Reyes described his grandson as “very quiet”, who on the morning of the shooting argued with his grandmother about a telephone bill, but He points out that it was a “no significant” fight.
Days after turning 18 – the legal age to buy firearms in Texas and other states – Salvador Ramos acquired two AR-15 assault rifles, with one of which he broke into the Uvalde elementary school. After barricading themselves in one of the center’s classrooms, he executed his victims before he could be shot down by a Border Police guard.
The 19 murdered children They were between 8 and 10 years old.. It is already the deadliest armed attack on a school in US history. Another 17 people were injured, including three officers.
Ramos’ grandmother, who was shot by her own grandson, is hospitalized and is in stable condition. She was the one who alerted the authorities. (Europe Press)