The father of the Texas gunman who massacred 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday apologized for his 18-year-old son and said the teen should have killed him instead.
Salvador Ramos, opened up about his son, also Salvador, in a Thursday interview with the Daily Beast. The elder Ramos said he is “sorry [for] what my son did.”
“I never expected my son to do something like that,” the father said. “He should’ve just killed me, you know, instead of doing something like that to someone.”
The younger Ramos shot his 66-year-old grandmother in the face before he stormed into the Uvalde school “unobstructed” and shot dead 21 people inside of a fourth grade classroom
The father told the Daily Beast he had not been in his son’s life. He said he had also been away from his son due to the pandemic as he did not want to expose his own mother — who is suffering from cancer
“He was a quiet person, stuck to himself. He didn’t bother nobody. People were always bothering him,” the father said. The elder Ramos added that his son dropped out of high school because he said he was bullied over his clothes.
Friends and relatives have said Ramos had been bullied throughout middle school and junior high for a speech impediment – a stutter and lisp.