So He posted messages on Facebook
On May 25, Texas Governor Greg Abbott told reporters the gunman shared his plans on Facebook about 30 minutes before the massacre began.
Abbott said the shooter wrote the following three messages and described them as messages:
“I’m going to shoot my grandmother.”
“I shot my grandmother.
“I’m going to shoot an elementary school.”
Now He sent private messages, not Facebook messages
Shortly after Abbott’s comments, a spokesperson for Meta – Facebook’s parent company – said the posts were “one-to-one private text messages that were discovered after the terrible tragedy,” and were not public Facebook posts.
On May 27, DPS Director McCraw told reporters that he wanted to “correct something that was said at the start of the investigation – that he (the shooter) had posted on Facebook, publicly, that he was going to shoot his grandmother, and then that he shot her, and the third that he was going to shoot in a school.
Hours later, Abbott said he was “livid” for being given false information before speaking at the May 25 press conference.
“I wrote detailed handwritten notes of what everyone in this room told me in sequential order about what happened. And when I came here to this scene and told the public what happened was a recitation of what people in that room had told me – whether law enforcement officials or non-law enforcement officials,” Abbott said.
“And as everyone has learned, the information that was given to me turned out to be partly inaccurate. And I’m absolutely livid about that.