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Some more disturbing details have been revealed about the 18-year-old gunman who killed 19 students and two teachers at Robbie Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, this week…
According to many reports, it seems Salvador Ramos known online for repeatedly threatening and harassing people – often young women – during live streams on social media apps Yubo in the weeks leading up to the mass shooting. On Saturday, washington articles reports that the teen allegedly posted related content such as “pictures of dead cats” and joked about sexual assault and violence. A 16-year-old boy from Austin specifically recalled Ramos’ online behavior with the store, noting that he even received “death threats” from the shooter in January. He say:
“I witnessed him harassing girls and threatening them with sexual assault, like rape and kidnapping. It’s not like a single occurrence. It happens often. ”
He and friends reported Salvador’s account for bullying and other crimes – but never received a response from Yubo and the account remains active. In a video from the live chat room that was recorded by the user and reviewed by PostSalvador can be said to have said at one point:
“Everybody in this world deserves to be raped.”
What the hell …
An 18 year old user named Hannah told CNN that Salvador “threatened to shoot her school and rape and kill her and her mother during a live stream” on Yubo. While she reported him, she said he only received a “temporary ban” and was allowed to use the app again. Hannah also told the paper that his behavior became increasingly disturbing last week when he even turned on his webcam and flashed a gun on his bed during a live stream.
Mind you, Yubo has community guidelines that tell users not to “threat or intimidate” others and forbid harassment and bullying. Content that “incites violence such as acts of violence, guns, knives or other weapons” is also prohibited. So how this kind of horrible behavior is allowed to continue is concerning!
And what’s worse is that these aren’t the only cases of chills on the social media app being reported. An anonymous female user denied he shared with Sun that she received these messages from him at one point:
“You’ll regret not doing what I said.”
“Let’s jump off a bridge.”
She told the paper that he often sends these types of messages to women who reject him, explaining:
“He will tell everyone to lock their doors, don’t go to school tomorrow, just a classic saying posted on the internet. I never knew it would manifest into this. The threats were mainly against women in response to their rejection of him. He would threaten to rape girls, he would always say that he had the ability to make us go missing, honestly it’s just the usual stuff you hear on apps like Yubo & Discord , etc., just you ignore. “
Additionally, she claims Salvador will spew homophobic and racist hate during the live streams:
“He is an extremely homophobic, homophobic and racist individual, which of course led to his use of profanity and he openly admitted his behavior. stigmatized his homosexuality many times. He has a video on his profile with the caption ‘When the teacher won’t let me use the bathroom’ and the man in the video continues to use vile language against Black people. “
And before killing 21 victims at Robb Elementary and shooting his grandmother, Salvador began hinting that something would happen on Tuesday. One social media user told Post that he texted her:
“I’ll tell you before 11. It’s our little secret.”
On the morning of the shooting, the gunman sent her pictures of two rifles. And when she asked why he was sending them, Salvador never replied. She speaks:
“He will threaten everyone. He would talk about bombarding schools but nobody believed him, nobody thought he would do it.”
After the terrible revelations, Yubo released a statement Sun that they are investigating an account that has been taken down from the app and is sharing any information with the police:
“We are deeply saddened by this unforeseen loss and are fully cooperating with law enforcement on their investigation. At this stage, we are legally unable to release any specific user information beyond a direct request from law enforcement, but can confirm that we are investigating an account that has been hacked. banned on this platform”.
Just no words.
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