Texas Rep. Tony Gonzalez claimed on Friday that mass shooter Salvador Ramos was arrested four years ago after telling people he planned to shoot a school when he was 18.
“The shooter was arrested years ago, four years ago, to have this plan to basically say, you know, when I’m a senior in 2022, I’m going to shoot a school,” Gonzalez said on Fox. News.
“Something fell through the cracks between then and now to allow this to happen. We have to shake all the facts. We need to understand what happened,” he continued.
“Where the holes and we need to make sure it doesn’t happen again. But if law enforcement, you know, identified him four years ago as a threat, we need to figure out why he wasn’t — you know, how he got pulled out of it.
Authorities have previously said Ramos has no known criminal history.
The Uvalde Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The Texas Department of Public Safety could not be reached for comment.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott previously said, “He may have a juvenile criminal record, but that’s yet to be determined.”
There was also no known history of mental health for the shooter.
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