(PresidentialWire.com)- The mass murderer who shot and killed nineteen children and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas last week was known to be a misfit loner.
Salvador Ramos, 18, was shot and killed by border patrol officers who defied police orders and entered the school to stop the shooting.
Shortly before he stormed the school, Ramos had posted a message on Facebook saying he planned to shoot his grandmother. A short time later, he posted another message saying he had shot his grandmother and planned to “shoot an elementary school.”
It was reported last week that Ramos legally purchased two semi-automatic rifles on May 17 and May 20, along with 375 rounds of ammunition on May 18.
How an 18-year-old fast-food worker who quit his job weeks before managed to get his hands on the kind of money necessary to buy all that hardware still has not been determined.
Ramos shot his grandmother in the face last Tuesday morning, seriously injuring her. He then fled the scene and crashed his vehicle near Robb Elementary School. Police received a call about the crash and an armed individual making his way to the school.
After entering the school, Ramos barricaded himself inside a classroom full of fourth-graders where he proceeded to shoot at them like fish in a barrel while law enforcement waited outside of the school.
For about 45 minutes, nearly twenty police officers stayed outside the school while parents begged them to go inside.
On Friday, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steven McCraw admitted that the Uvalde police commander at the scene believed that Ramos had barricaded himself inside and none of the children were at risk. Based on that incorrect assessment, the police treated the incident as a barricaded suspect situation rather than an active shooter attack.
Meanwhile, as police waited outside, a child inside the classroom repeatedly called 911 begging for help.
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