Rep. Texas Rep. Tony Gonzales claimed Friday that mass shooter Salvador Ramos was arrested four years ago after telling people he planned to shoot up a school once he turned 18.
“The shooter was arrested years ago, four years ago, for having this plan for basically saying, you know, when I’m a senior in 2022, I am going to shoot up a school,” Gonzales claimed on Fox News.
“Something fell between the cracks between then and now to allow this to happen. We need to shake out all the facts. We need to figure out 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 removed from that.”
Authorities previously said Ramos had 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 Gov. Greg Abbott previously said: “He may have had a juvenile record, but that is yet to be determined.”
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There was also no known mental health history of the gunman.