The breakdown of the family may be at least part of the backstory to the senseless murder of 19 students and two adults by Salvador Ramos at a Texas elementary school on May 24, 2022.
The Blaze reports:
As neighbors and classmates continue to share more information about Salvador Ramos in the aftermath of the horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, on Tuesday, an all-too-familiar portrait of the killer has begun to emerge.
Those who knew Ramos described him as a loner who endured a rough home life with a drug-abusing mother. He was reportedly the frequent target of bullying as a teenager due to his lisp and stutter and social awkwardness. But, they said, Ramos responded to his circumstances by violently lashing out at “peers and strangers” and engaging in lawless behavior, often leading to run-ins with local law enforcement.
Speaking with the Washington Post, a childhood friend of Ramos who used to play video games and sports with him said he would often exhibit strange behavior, even cutting up his own face for “fun” on one occasion. That same friend said Ramos would often drive around town with another friend at night, shooting random people with a BB gun and egging people’s cars.
Ramos was living with his grandmother at the time he committed the senseless murders and actually shot her after getting into an argument about dropping out of school, before proceeding to the nearby school.
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There seems to be no mention of a biological father, and if he was missing from Ramos’ life, it wouldn’t be a surprise, because it seems to be a common denominator for many mass killers. READ: Most Mass Shooters ‘Dad-Deprived Males’: Author Warren Farrell
The problem of missing fathers
In an article written in December 2021, Fox News cited a study conducted in 1998 by the US Department of Justice that reported on the connection between fatherlessness and crime.
Those who came from fatherless homes made up:
- 71% of high school dropouts;
- 63% of youth suicides;
- 75% of those in substance abuse programs;
- 90% of the homeless/runaways;
- 85% of children with behavioral problems; and
- 70% of those in state institutions.
Fox News also reports that 39% of school-age children live in families where the biological father is missing.
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