Texas school shooting teacher haunted by Salvador Ramos image

A Robb elementary school teacher said she is terrified by the sight of gun-toting maniac Salvador Ramos walking into her Texas school before the massacre that “seemed like forever.”

“I can close my eyes and I see this image of him and that gun walking to my school,” fourth-grade teacher Nicole Ogburn told the program “Hoy” in an interview that aired Monday.

“And it haunts me,” she said, admitting she’s not sure if she’ll ever be able to return to the school that President Biden said could be razed.

The Uvalde native previously told KENS 5 that she saw the 18-year-old Ramos after hearing some of the gunshots that police say he fired at the Uvalde school building before walking in and killing 19 children and two teachers.

“I just stood up and looked out the window that was close by, and I said, ‘There’s a guy with a gun. My God, come down!’” she said.

“I had a student lying on top of me,” he told “Today” of the 15 panicked students in room 102.

Nicole Ogburn saw Salvador Ramos after hearing some of the shots that police say he fired at the Uvalde school building before entering.
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“And I just remember praying, ‘Please, God, please keep us safe,'” he recalled as they remained locked up.

“I kept hearing, ‘Boom boom boom,’” he said of the more than 100 rounds Ramos fired in his deranged attack.

Salvador Ramos.
Nicole Ogburn says that the only culprit in the shooting is Salvador Ramos.

“It just kept going…for what seemed like forever,” he said.

Responding police forces have faced mounting criticism for waiting more than an hour before storming in and shooting Ramos dead, even as trapped students repeatedly called 911 for help.

Ogburn told KENS 5 that when officers finally got to his broken classroom window, his terrified students began jumping up and running for the shelter of a nearby funeral home.

She then began calling the children’s parents to let them know they were safe, she said.

“I am not a hero,” he told the local station. “I was his teacher and I loved them very, very much. I will continue to love you as long as you need to,” he said.

The Justice Department announced Sunday that it is launching an investigation into a delayed police response that some fear may be to blame for at least one of the children shot to bleed to death.

Amid mounting outrage from parents, Colonel Steven McCraw, director of the Texas Department of Public Safety, who initially praised the response, admitted Friday that officers “made the wrong call, period” in waiting so long to confront to Ramos.

Nicole Ogburn.
“I am not a hero. I was his teacher and I loved them very, very much,” said Nicole Ogburn.
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Nicole Ogburn.
Nicole Ogburn is comforted by her 17-year-old daughter Trinity Ogburn during a vigil.
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Still, Ogburn said he wants “the blame to stop.”

“The only person here to blame is that person who came into my school and hurt my friends and the students that I saw every day and loved,” she told KENS 5.

“That is the person to blame,” he also told “Today.”

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