Wednesday 25 May 2022 08:04 PM Mother of Texas elementary school shooter claims her son, 18, was NOT a violent ... trends now

Wednesday 25 May 2022 08:04 PM Mother of Texas elementary school shooter claims her son, 18, was NOT a violent ... trends now
Wednesday 25 May 2022 08:04 PM Mother of Texas elementary school shooter claims her son, 18, was NOT a violent ... trends now

Wednesday 25 May 2022 08:04 PM Mother of Texas elementary school shooter claims her son, 18, was NOT a violent ... trends now

The mother of the sick school shooter who butchered 19 children and two teachers in Texas has claimed he 'wasn't a violent person'.

Adriana Reyes said she was 'surprised' by Salvador Ramos opening fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde yesterday.

She admitted her son was a loner who 'kept to himself and didn't have many friends' but shot down claims she had a toxic relationship with him.

Ramos was shot dead after his shooting spree left 19 children and two teachers dead as well as his grandmother fighting for her life after he blasted her in the face.

He had earlier bought two AR-15 assault rifles, bragged about them on social media and suggested he would commit an atrocity before the attack.

Adriana Reyes said she was 'surprised' by Salvador Ramos opening fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde yesterday

Adriana Reyes said she was 'surprised' by Salvador Ramos opening fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde yesterday

Adriana Reyes said she was 'surprised' by Salvador Ramos opening fire at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde yesterday

She admitted her son was a loner who 'kept to himself and didn't have many friends' but shot down claims she had a toxic relationship with him

She admitted her son was a loner who 'kept to himself and didn't have many friends' but shot down claims she had a toxic relationship with him

Ramos was shot dead after his shooting spree left 19 children and two teachers dead as well as his grandmother Celia Gonzalez (pictured) fighting for her life after he blasted her in the face

Ramos was shot dead after his shooting spree left 19 children and two teachers dead as well as his grandmother Celia Gonzalez (pictured) fighting for her life after he blasted her in the face

Ramos was shot dead after his shooting spree left 19 children and two teachers dead as well as his grandmother Celia Gonzalez (pictured) fighting for her life after he blasted her in the face

UVALDE SHOOTING VICTIMS 

Amerie Jo Garza, 10

Uziyah Garcia, 8

Makenna Elrod, 10

Xavier Lopez, 10

Eliahana Torres, 10

Ellie Lugo, 10

Nevaeh Bravo 

Tess Marie Mata

Rojelio Torres, 10

Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, 10

Jaliah Nicole Silguero

Alithia Ramirez, 10

Anabell Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10

Irma Garcia, 46 - fourth grade teacher

Eva Mireles, 44 - fourth grade teacher 

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But speaking to DailyMail.com from San Antonio, Reyes said: 'My son wasn't a violent person. I'm surprised by what he did.

'I pray for those families. I'm praying for all of those innocent children, yes I am. They (the children) had no part in this.'

She was speaking from a hospital where her mother Celia Gonzalez was still being treated for the gunshot wounds to her face.

 She also slapped down reports she had a toxic relationship with her son that may have warped his personality. She continued: 'I had a good relationship with him. He kept to himself; he didn't have many friends.'

She said the last time she spoke with him was last Monday, on his birthday, adding: 'I had a card and a Snoopy stuffed animal to give to him.'

She claims she did not know where Salvador shot her mother but added, me and my sister are going to care for her when she gets home to Uvalde.

She said her mother 'with her left hand, was able to hold my hand.' She added her mother cannot smile but knows she is there for her. She said doctors do not know what her mother's prognosis is.

It comes after it emerged Ramos had warned in online messages minutes before the attack he had shot his grandmother and was going to shoot up a school.

He used an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle in the bloodbath Tuesday at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde. He had legally bought two such rifles just days before, soon after his birthday, authorities said.

Investigators shed no immediate light on the motive. Gov. Greg Abbott said Ramos, a resident of the community about 85 miles (135 kilometers) west of San Antonio, had no known criminal or mental health history.

But about 30 minutes before the bloodbath, Ramos made three social media posts, Abbott said. According to the governor, Ramos posted that he was going to shoot his grandmother, then that he had shot the woman, and finally that he was going to shoot up an elementary school.

Amerie Jo Garza, 10 (right), was among 19 children shot dead at a Texas elementary school on Tuesday. Her grandmother said she was killed as she tried to phone 911 while sitting next to her best friend, who ended up covered in her blood

Jaliah Nicole Silguero (at right) was also confirmed as one of the victims early Wednesday, with her mother Veronica Luevanos also sharing a memorial post saying saying she was 'heartbroken' over the loss

Fourth grader Alithia Ramirez (at left) was confirmed dead early Wednesday by her father, Ryan Ramirez, who shared a post to Facebook showing the 10-year-old with angel's wings. He had used the same photo the previous day as he pleaded for help finding her after the massacre. Jaliah Nicole Silguero (at right) was also confirmed as one of the victims early Wednesday, with her mother Veronica Luevanos also sharing a memorial post saying saying she was 'heartbroken' over the loss

Jayce Carmelo Luevanos, who appears to be Jaliah's cousin based on posts shared by the family, was confirmed as one of the dead Wednesday by his aunt. 'Still can't believe that we're never gonna see you again,' she wrote on Facebook

Amerie Jo Garza (right) was confirmed dead by her father Angel Garza (left), who said: 'My little love is now flying high with the angels above'

Jayce Carmelo Luevanos (at left), who appears to be Jaliah's cousin based on posts shared by the family, was confirmed as one of the dead Wednesday by his aunt. 'Still can't believe that we're never gonna see you again,' she wrote on Facebook. Amerie Jo Garza (pictured at right with her father, Angel Garza) was confirmed dead by her dad Wednesday. The grieving parent captioned the post: 'My little love is now flying high with the angels above'

The family of Uziyah Garcia, 8, said he was killed in the shooting hours after announcing he was among the missing

Makenna Lee Elrod, 10, was confirmed dead by a family friend late Tuesday night

Uziyah Garcia, 8, (left) and Makenna Elrod, 10, (right) were both also confirmed dead by loved ones on Facebook

Xavier Lopez

Eliahana Torres, 10, was also confirmed dead on Facebook

Xavier Lopez, 10, (left) and Eliahana Torres, 10, (right) was also killed at the school shooting on Tuesday 

Steven Garcia and Jennifer Lugo confirmed their daughter, Ellie, was killed in Tuesday's massacre after she had been missing for several hours

Nevaeh Bravo

Ellie Lugo (left) and Nevaeh Bravo (right) were also killed. Ellie was reported as missing for several hours before her parents confirmed her death

Annabelle Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10

Rogelio Torres is among the dead

Annabelle Guadalupe Rodriguez, 10, and Rogelio Torres, right, were also killed 

Irma Garcia, a fourth grade teacher and 23-year veteran of Robb Elementary, was killed on Tuesday

Eva Mireles, who for five years was the co-teacher with Irma Garcia, was one of two teachers shot and killed at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday

Irma Garcia (left) and Eva Mireles (right), who co-taught fourth grade, were both shot and killed at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday

Seventeen people were also injured in the attack. 'Evil swept across Uvalde yesterday. Anyone who shoots his grandmother in the face has to have evil in his heart,' Abbott said at a news conference.

'But it is far more evil for someone to gun down little kids. It is intolerable and it is unacceptable for us to have in the state anybody who would kill little kids in our schools.'

Democrat Beto O´Rourke, who is running against Abbott for governor this year, interrupted the news conference, calling the Republican´s response to the tragedy 'predictable.' O´Rourke was escorted out while members of the crowd yelled at him, with one man calling him a 'sick son of a bitch.'

As details of the latest mass killing to rock the U.S. emerged, grief engulfed the small town of Uvalde, population 16,000.

The dead included an outgoing 10-year-old, Eliahna Garcia, who loved to sing, dance and play basketball; a fellow fourth grader, Xavier Javier Lopez, who had been eagerly awaiting a summer of swimming; and a teacher, Eva Mireles, with 17 years´ experience whose husband is an officer with the school district´s police department.

'I just don´t know how people can sell that type of a gun to a kid 18 years old,' Eliahna´s aunt, Siria Arizmendi, said angrily through tears. 'What is he going to use it for but for that purpose?'

Lt Christopher Olivarez of the Texas Department of Public Safety told CNN that all of those killed were in the same fourth-grade classroom.

The killer 'barricaded himself by locking the door and just started shooting children and teachers that were inside that classroom,' Olivarez said. 'It just shows you the complete evil of the shooter.'

Law enforcement officers eventually broke into the classroom and killed the gunman. Police and others responding to the attack also went around breaking windows at the school to enable students and teachers to escape.

One video at the scene appears to show the suspected gunman, named by Governor Greg Abbott as Salvador Ramos, approach the school while what sounds like gunfire is going off in the background

One video at the scene appears to show the suspected gunman, named by Governor Greg Abbott as Salvador Ramos, approach the school while what sounds like gunfire is going off in the background

A police vehicle is seen parked near of a truck believed to belong to the suspect behind a shooting at Robb Elementary School

A police vehicle is seen parked near of a truck believed to belong to the suspect behind a shooting at Robb Elementary School

Footage shot outside the school shows law enforcement approaching the elementary school with weapons

New video from the chaotic scene shows police arriving to the scene with their guns in hand

New video from the chaotic scene shows police arriving to the scene with their guns in hand

Ramos's home in Uvalde is seen on Tuesday as police try to fathom a motive for the shooting

Ramos's home in Uvalde is seen on Tuesday as police try to fathom a motive for the shooting

Law enforcement are seen near the crime scene on Tuesday afternoon after the mass murder at the school

The attack in the predominantly Latino town of Uvalde

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