Texas school shooter shared his plan to attack an elementary school on Facebook nearly 15 minutes before he murdered 19 students and 2 teachers, said Governor Greg Abbott in a press conference on Wednesday.
While briefing the press, Abott also informed that the weapon the shooter used was an AR-15 assault rifle. The Governor further informed the press that the gunman, who is identified as Salvador Ramos, shot his grandmother in the face before heading to Robb Elementary school in Uvalde. All this Ramos shared on Facebook.
“The first post said, ‘I’m going to shoot my grandmother.’ The second post was, ‘I shot my grandmother, and the third post, maybe less than 15 minutes before arriving at the school was, ‘I’m going to shoot an elementary school,'” Governor Abbott said.
Further giving the basic details about the incident, Abott said , although he shot his grandmother but somehow she contacted the police. Ramos fled and later met with an accident just outside the elementary school.The shooter then entered a back door of the school, went down two short hallways, and then into a classroom on the left-hand side.
Facebook quickly responded shortly after Abotts’s statements. “The posts were private one-to-one text messages that were discovered after the terrible tragedy occurred. We are closely cooperating with law enforcement in their ongoing investigation," said Andy Stone, spokesman, Meta in a tweet.
Incident that took place on Tuesday, took the lives of 19 young children and 2 teachers at an elementary school in Texas. This horrific incident made US President Joe Biden denounce the US gun lobby and vow to end the nation's cycle of mass shootings.