Testimony paints completely different picture of Ramos than what’s been reported in the media.
Animal cruelty identified by FBI as red flag an individual suffers mental disorder, may carry out violence against humans.
A classmate of Uvalde shooter Salvador Ramos recalls the 18-year-old assailant who murdered 21 people was “not a good person” and sometimes hurt animals, red flags that run contrary to claims he had no known mental health issues.
In an interview with WFAA Dallas, Uvalde High School senior Ivan Arellano revealed he was familiar with Ramos, who he says was not bullied, but rather the bully.
“Salvador Ramos was a boy who was not bullied,” Arellano told reporters. “He would try to pick on people but fail, and it would aggravate him.”
Arellano went on to say Ramos was troubled and often hurt animals, and acknowledged what he was revealing was not being reported in the media.
“I don’t see this covered and I’m going to put this out there: He would hurt animals. He was not a good person,” Arellano said.
Animal cruelty has been identified by the FBI as a red flag an individual suffers a mental disorder, such as sociopathy or psychopathy, and often foreshadows the individual carrying out violence against humans.
Contrast this with claims made by MSNBC’s Joy Reid that Ramos suffered “no mental health issues.”
Arellano’s comments also fly in the face of mainstream media reports claiming Ramos was bullied at school.
Another classmate, Crystal Foutz, who says she worked with Ramos at Whataburger, also described the deceased shooter as being the aggressor in confrontational situations.
“He always seemed to take his anger out on the most innocent person in the room,” Foutz told KTBC-TV in Austin.
The testimonies paint a completely different picture of Ramos than what’s been reported in the media, and suggest there were plenty of warnings that could have served as red flags before Monday’s tragic shooting.