After eighteen-year-old Salvador Ramos Jr. killed twenty-one people in a school shooting, his father apologized on his behalf. This tragic event resulted in the deaths of nineteen innocent children and is now one of the deadliest school shootings recorded in United States history. Now, the father of spree killer Salvador Ramos, 42-year-old Salvador Ramos Sr., has said that he is sorry for his son’s actions and that his son should have killed him instead of innocent people at the elementary school.

The father of the school shooter said his son was a “good person” who generally kept to himself and didn’t socialize much. Although the father and son had a distant and strained relationship, Ramos wished his son would have taken his rage out on him. Even the killer’s mother said that the 18-year-old spree killer would have shot his own father because “he would always say I didn’t love him.”

“I don’t want them calling him a monster… they don’t know nothing, man,” he stated. “They don’t know anything he was going through.”

Only two days after his son committed the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Ramos Sr. spoke to the media outlet Daily Beast about how his eighteen-year-old legally purchased AR-15-style assault weapons that he used to shoot and kill twenty-one people in the fourth-grade class. He not only killed innocent children but also their teachers.

Before Ramos Jr. killed himself and the children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, he shot his 66-year-old grandmother Celia Gonzalez in the face following an argument. Unfortunately, gun violence is far too common of an expression of rage in America.

One of Ramos Jr.’s neighbors told Newsy that he saw the attack on his grandmother and that she had started shouting “He shot me, he shot me,” before the teen left in a vehicle and “zoomed down the street” on his way to the school, where he mass murdered innocent children.

After Ramos Jr. broke into the school and shot indiscriminately, he stayed with the children and their dead classmates for more than an hour before police finally responded to the deadly scene.

The father of the boy said that he was a reclusive teen who always yearned for attention. Recently, the teenager had bought boxing gloves and would go to public parks looking for people to fight him while recording the attack on video.

“I said, ‘Mijo, one day somebody’s going to kick your ass,’” the father said. “I started seeing different changes in him like that.”

The teen’s father stated that he had not seen his son often in the past few years. He works for a utility company, spending his time inspecting poles and digging holes around them. The reason he has been distant from is son, according to him, was because his mother – the killer’s grandmother – was battling cancer.

The father said that his son became upset with him because he was emotionally distant, and this was only made worse by the Covid-19 pandemic. The father explained that his son stopped talking to him as a result.

Salvador Ramos Jr.’s mass shooting spree ended when police killed him.