The teacher says that Ramos “was the student who scared her the most” and dressed “like a school shooter”

A teacher at the Uvalde school said gunman Salvador Ramos “scared” her and began “dressing like the school shooter” in the months before the massacre.

During a Texas State Senate hearing investigating the response to the shooting, Texas Department of Public Safety Director Col. Steve McCraw said that after the shooting at least six people told him Ramos had worried them.

McCraw said those concerns had only been brought to his attention after the shooting, and no reports about Ramos had been made before.

He also noted that Ramos’ disturbing behavior was well known in the small town of 17,000, referencing images of the shooter holding a bag of dead cats that were posted online.

McCraw also speculated that the lure of instant notoriety enabled by the Internet and social media may have influenced Ramos’ decision to carry out the shooting.

Meanwhile, Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin announced Wednesday night that Robb Elementary School, where the shooting occurred, will be demolished.

Salvador Ramos, 18. A Uvalde teacher told Texas Department of Public Safety Director Col. Steve McCraw that Ramos had begun “dressing like a school shooter” before the massacre.

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Col. Steve McCraw spoke at the Texas State Senate hearing investigating the response to the shooting on Tuesday.

Texas Department of Public Safety Director Col. Steve McCraw spoke at the Texas State Senate hearing investigating the response to the shooting on Tuesday.

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin announced Wednesday night that Robb Elementary School, where the shooting occurred, will be demolished.

Uvalde Mayor Don McLaughlin announced Wednesday night that Robb Elementary School, where the shooting occurred, will be demolished.

McCraw said he had interviewed between 500 and 700 people as part of the ongoing investigation into the May 24 shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead.

McCraw told the Texas Senate hearing that a teacher told her the 18-year-old Ramos “was the student who scared her the most” and that he had started “dressing like a mass shooter” before the attack.

‘Out of all these interviews, how many times did they tell you that he was the one they were worried about?’ Texas Senator Paul Bettencourt asked McCraw.

‘Repeatedly. We had a teacher who said she was always worried about him,” McCraw responded, “He was the student that scared her the most.” We discussed, like I mentioned earlier, last year he started dressing like a school shooter, he started acting like a school shooter .

Bettencourt characterized the incident of Ramos holding a bag of dead cats as ‘animal abuse’ and ‘abhorrent behaviour’. That no one has reported on Ramos’ behavior or his fears of him, Bettencourt said: ‘That’s a huge failure.’

The posting of an image from inside the school showing Arredondo's gunmen doing nothing as the massacre unfolded, renewing concerns about why cops didn't storm the room sooner.

The posting of an image from inside the school showing Arredondo’s gunmen doing nothing as the massacre unfolded, renewing concerns about why cops didn’t storm the room sooner.

McCraw said he interviewed between 500 and 700 people while investigating the shooting.

McCraw said he interviewed between 500 and 700 people while investigating the shooting.

McCraw noted that despite several people telling him they were concerned about Ramos, no reports were made about him before the shooting.

McCraw noted that despite several people telling him they were concerned about Ramos, no reports were made about him before the shooting.

Sen. Charles Perry pressed McCraw for his opinion on Ramos’ desire for notoriety and whether access to hearings via social media may have spurred him into action.

You mentioned notoriety a couple of times, let me ask it this way regarding social media. It plays into human nature, specifically men, about wanting to make their mark, wanting to be meaningful, wanting that purpose, wanting to be something. And that can be good or bad,’ Perry said.

‘You think the social media aspect of the platform has been relevant in the last 30 years, right? I am 60 years old. We had these people who weren’t treated well or felt like they were mistreated or had problems, but they didn’t have a platform.

‘Do you think the idea that this guy knew the moment he pulled the trigger that he had just gained worldwide notoriety will sadly live on in perpetuity?’

“Absolutely,” McCraw said.

Do you think that influences the psyche? Perry asked.

“Some of the statements he made would suggest exactly that,” McCraw said.

Students fleeing Robb Elementary School during the mass shooting while Ramos was still at large inside on May 24.

Students fleeing Robb Elementary School during the mass shooting while Ramos was still at large inside on May 24.

During the hearing, McCraw became the latest to blame the failed response on district Police Chief Pete Arredondo (above).

During the hearing, McCraw became the latest to blame the failed response on district Police Chief Pete Arredondo (above).

McCraw also criticized the police He responded to the massacre as “an abject failure,” saying there were enough police on the scene to arrest the gunman just three minutes after the shooting.

“Three minutes after the subject entered the west hallway, there were a sufficient number of armed officers in body armor to isolate, distract and neutralize the subject,” McCraw told the committee as he reviewed the timeline of the day’s tragic events.

The claim saw McCraw become the latest to blame the botched response on district Police Chief Pete Arredondo, who allegedly ordered cops on the scene to stay put and not confront gunman Salvadaor Ramos after the teen barricaded himself inside a classroom full of fourth graders at Robb Elementary.

McCraw reported that he spoke with numerous people who were aware of the images of Ramos holding a bag of dead cats that were posted online.

McCraw reported that he spoke with numerous people who were aware of the images of Ramos holding a bag of dead cats that were posted online.

In a scathing speech, McCraw said the precinct chief “decided to put the lives of the officers before the lives of the children.”

“The only thing that stopped a hallway of dedicated officers from entering rooms 111 and 112 was the commander on scene, who decided to put the lives of the officers before the lives of the children,” McCraw said. The officers had guns, the children had none. The officers had bulletproof vests, the children had none.

“Law enforcement’s response to the attack on Robb Elementary was an abject failure and the antithesis of everything we have learned over the last two decades since the Columbine Massacre,” McCraw stated.

In another explosive revelation, McCraw revealed that the classroom door behind which Ramos had been hiding was not locked, contradicting earlier claims from Arredondo’s department that the boss had been frantically trying to locate the keys for over an hour, to open the door to the fourth grade classroom.

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