Texas shooter’s grandmother was a teacher’s aide at Rob Elementary School

The grandmother of the insane gunman who killed 21 people at an elementary school in Texas last week worked as a teacher’s aide at the school, a close family friend told The Post.

The friend, who asked to remain anonymous, did not know whether this is why 18-year-old Salvador Ramos chose Rob Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas as his target – but the first direct link between Ramos and the school was in his grandmother’s employment. Which is half a mile from his house.

“His grandmother worked a lot of the time in one of those classes,” the friend told The Post. “She knows a lot of kids who died and were close to them.”

Before Ramos caused a school stampede, he shot his grandmother, Celia “Sally” Martinez Gonzales, in the face at her home. While Gonzales was employed at the school at the time of the shooting, according to Friends and public records, it is unclear why she was not there on the day of the attack.

The teen was sleeping on his grandparents’ couch two or three months before the shooting, Ramos’ grandfather had previously told The Post. The husband said his 66-year-old wife had told Ramos to start paying his cellphone bill just before the shoot.

A scout pays tribute to the victims of a shooting at the entrance of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, on May 30, 2022.
A Boy Scout pays tribute to the victims of the shooting at the entrance of Robb Elementary School on May 30, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas.
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Alleged gunman Salvador Ramos shot his grandmother before ransacking Rob's Elementary School.
Alleged gunman Salvador Ramos shot his grandmother before ransacking Rob’s Elementary School.
Celia, grandmother of alleged gunman Salvador Ramos
A source said Celia “Sally” Martinez Gonzales, grandmother of alleged gunman Salvador Ramos, allegedly worked as an aide at Robb Elementary School.
Salvador Ramos,
According to his grandfather Rolando Reyes, Salvador Ramos had apparently been living with his grandmother for the past few months.

He is being treated at a San Antonio hospital after nearly bursting his cheek.

“She has a notebook where she writes down what she’s trying to say, but when we don’t understand it, she gets frustrated,” Rolando Reyes told The Post.

Public records list “Sally,” as she was known to her friends and acquaintances, as a teacher’s aide at the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District. A spokesman for the school district could not immediately be reached for comment.

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Celia “Sally” Martinez Gonzales is in stable condition after being shot by Salvador Ramos.
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According to one source, Celia “Sally” Martinez Gonzales apparently knew several of the victims.

“I’m not sure that was his motive,” said the family friend. “I’ve heard many things about him as to why he was there. It will all come out in the end.”

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