“I’ve got a little secret I want to tell you, I’m about to…” was part of a message sent by Salvador Ramos, an evil 18-year-old Ulvade High School student who is said to have killed his grandmother and then shot a lot of people. So who is this horrible person who shot and killed 18 kids at Texas Elementary School? Learn more by reading on.
Who is Salvador Ramos?
Salvador Ramos, 18, is known to be the person who killed at least 19 kids and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on Tuesday. His birthplace was North Dakota. Before he got a job at Wendy’s, he went to Uvalde High School. He lived in the small town 80 miles west of San Antonio, which is 130 km away.
Sen. Roland Gutierrez, who was told by police that Ramos had said on social media that “an attack could be coming,” told reporters that the police had told him about this. Salvador also said, “Kids should be careful.” Yesterday, just before noon, he was said to have shot his grandmother before driving to Robb Elementary.
After the shooting, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said that police killed Salvador Ramos. Sgt. Erick Estrada of the Texas Department of Public Safety said that his grandmother is in very terrible condition.
Why did Salvador do what he did?
Sgt. Erick Estrada of the Texas Department of Public Safety told CNN that Ramos, who was wearing body armor, crashed his car outside the school before going inside. It looks like he knew what he was doing and had everything planned out.
State Sen. Roland Gutierrez told reporters that police told him that Ramos had hinted on social media that an attack might becoming. “He warned the kids to be careful. A woman from Los Angeles said that Ramos sent her a message on May 12 and tagged her in a picture of the guns. Here’s what they said:
You’re going to post my gun pictures?’ @sal8dor_ asked her in a direct message.
“What do your guns have to do with me?” she asked back.
He replied, “Just wanted to tag you.”
The next morning at 5:43, @salv8dor_ sent her a message saying, “I’m about to.”
He said, “I’ll tell you before 11.” The girl asked, “About what?”
Ramos told her that he would send her a text message in an hour and asked her to answer.
He sent her a message that said, “I’ve got a little secret I want to tell you.” The smiley face emoji’s mouth was covered.
“Thank me for tagging you,” he wrote.
She said, “No, it’s just scary.” She also said, “I hardly know you, and you tag me in a picture with guns?” At 9:16 a.m. on Tuesday, his last message was “I’m going to air out.”
Around 11:32 am, the shooting began. This woman said she had never met Ramos, and when she heard what he had done, she was horrified. She said, “He’s a stranger. I don’t know anything about him, but he decided to tag me in his gun post. “I really don’t know what to say because I feel so bad for the victims and their families.”
She said, “I only talked to him because I was afraid of him. I wish I had stayed awake to at least try to stop him from doing his crime.” I had no idea.” When someone on Instagram asked if she was his girlfriend, she said, “I don’t know him and I don’t even live in Texas.”
Under a new law that was passed in September in Texas, people ages 18 to 21 who were at risk of family violence, stalking, prostitution, or sex trafficking could buy guns if they had a protective order.
The law also got rid of the need to have a permit to carry a handgun. In Texas, rifles could already be owned without a license.
Even though the bad guy is dead, where do we go from here? From 1966 to 2012, 90 of the 292 public mass shootings that happened around the world (nearly one-third) happened in the United States.
Between 1967 and June 2019, the Washington Post recorded 163 mass shootings in the United States.
The Gun Violence Archive, which is often used by the media, says that a mass shooting is when at least four people, not including the shooter, are shot at about the same time and place.
Based on this definition, there has been about one mass shooting per day since 2013.
Ramos’s social media was full of pictures of the guns he bought when he turned 18 years old. Not only that, but Ramos bought the guns he used in the shooting legally when he turned 18.
What if the girl, whose name I don’t know, told someone about what happened? Why did no one ever think he did it? Could this terrible thing be stopped? That’s what we ask the authorities and the government as a whole!
Just so you know, there have been more mass shootings in the US than in any other country. Shooters usually end their lives by killing themselves or are stopped or killed by police or civilians.
Between 2000 and 2016, less than 0.2% of all homicides in the U.S. were caused by mass shootings. Yesterday, many kids who did nothing wrong were killed.
Should we try to figure out why Ramos did what he did yesterday? His actions are not okay in any way. He wasn’t someone who had a bad mind. Ramos just liked taking the lives of innocent people. We feel bad for the people who died and their families. How do you feel? Will the laws about guns ever change? Will there be good times ahead? What do you think?