An 18-year-old Salvador Ramos entered the Robb Elementary School in Uvald with a gun in his hand shortly before lunch local time. The school is located near the Mexican border, about 140 km west of San Antonio. It is mostly visited by students from the Hispanic community. The weapon Ramos was to use was a semi-automatic AR-15 rifle. After entering the building, he started firing all around him. The massacre resulted in 19 dead children and two dead teachers. Striker Rolando Reyes’ grandfather said in an interview with ABC News that he had no idea that his grandson had just recently bought two rifles. “I don’t like guns. I can’t be near them. I hate seeing all those reports of people being shot.” At the same time, however, he admitted that he had a criminal past and therefore could not own any weapon. As he went on, if he knew about his grandson’s weapons, he would certainly inform the authorities. Ramos turned 18 on May 16, and authorities said he bought guns on May 17 and 20, as an adult. Before he entered school, he shot his grandmother in their house in Uvald. He then had to move to school in his grandparents’ car. Ramosa was finally shot by the cops. Photo gallery (2) Source: SITA / AP Photo / Tony Gutierrez According to the grandfather, there was nothing in the fateful morning that there was anything terrible to happen. Salvador had a minor argument with his grandmother. It was supposed to be bad grades and the fact that the teenager didn’t graduate, but Reyes didn’t mention any of it. “They argued because of the high pay for the phone, nothing significant,” he said. This quarrel was followed by shooting. He threatened his grandson’s classmate, describing Reyes as a very quiet boy. “He didn’t go to school last year. I took him to work sometimes.” Classmates from Uvald High School claim that Salvador went to school very rarely and recently behaved strangely, for example, threatening his classmates and deliberately cutting himself on the face.
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