The mother of Salvador Ramos, the gunman who authorities say killed 19 children and two adults at Robb Primary School in Uvalde, said claims the two had a strained relationship were false.
Adriana Reyes said she was “surprised” to find out her 18-year-old son had killed 21 people in a shooting spree in Texas on Tuesday, in an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail.
“My son was not a violent person. I’m surprised by what he’s done,” she told the British tabloid. “I pray for these families. I’m praying for all these innocent children, yes I am. she [the children] had no part in it.”
According to reports, at the time of the attack, Ramos was living with his grandparents in a house near the primary school, a few kilometers from his mother’s home in Uvalde.
In an interview with NBC, mother’s friend Juan Alvarez said that Ramos moved in with his grandmother after an argument with his mother over WiFi. He said the relationship between Ramos and his mother was turbulent and the two often argued. neighbors in conversation El País said Reyes “went through bad times,” but Reyes didn’t address those claims.
One of Ramos’ high school classmates, Nadia Reyes, recounted this Washington Post that a few months ago Ramos posted a story on Instagram showing him yelling at his mom and calling her a “B****”.
Adriana Reyes said rumors that the two had a strained or toxic relationship were false and that the two had a “good relationship.”
“I had a good relationship with him. He kept to himself, he didn’t have many friends,” she said.
She didn’t elaborate on why her son was reportedly no longer living with her and had moved in with his grandmother.
According to the British tabloid, Reyes was at her mother Celia Gonzales’ bedside at a San Antonio hospital when she conducted the interview. It was reported that Ramos shot his grandmother before he went to elementary school and opened fire on the students and teachers. At the time of writing, she was in critical condition.
Reyes told the British tabloid the last time she spoke to Ramos was last Monday on his 18th birthday.
She said she had a card and a Snoopy stuffed animal to give him. Ramos reportedly bought two rifles after his birthday, the day he was legally allowed to buy long guns, including rifles and shotguns.
Ramos’ grandfather Rolando Reyes said the family had no idea the 18-year-old boy bought the guns. “If I had known, I would have reported it.” neighbors in conversation El País said Ramos’ grandmother knew the teenager bought the guns and the two had an argument over him carrying them outside.
Neighbors who spoke about Ramos said he was a quiet, lonely teenager. His grandfather said he was “quiet” and his mother’s friend said he was “kind of weird” because he didn’t talk to anyone.
He said he was shocked to find out the teenager had murdered 21 people.
It turns out that Ramos announced his killing spree in a Facebook message just before the attack. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Ramos posted three messages to social media before the shooting: one saying he was going to shoot his grandmother, the second saying he had shot her, and the last message announcing that he open fire on an elementary school.
Friends of Ramos have told reporters that the teenager was bullied and deeply troubled, often hitting people. Family and friends have spoken out about Ramos being bullied in childhood, middle school and junior high because of a speech impediment. According to what his friend Stephen Garcia told him post OfficeRamos once posted a photo of himself with eyeliner and was severely bullied for it.
“Bullying, cyberbullying and prolonged humiliation are what ultimately drive these mass shooters into a murderous rage,” said psychotherapist Lena Derhally news week.
“Some mass shooters do not suffer from low self-esteem but instead have narcissistic traits and their violence and aggression is often triggered by humiliation,” she said. “Most of these mass shooters targeting schools have had big red flags displayed through their online profiles that are largely unchecked and ignored.”
https://www.newsweek.com/adriana-reyes-uvalde-shooter-mom-good-relationship-1710287 Adriana Reyes, Uvalde Shooter’s mother, insists they had a good relationship