The father of Santa Fe High School's mass killer has spoken out on his beliefs as to why his son committed the atrocity that ended the lives of 10 people on Friday.
What did he say?
On Monday, the killer's father told The Wall Street Journal that his son was a "good boy" and said that bullying was likely behind the cold and calculated execution of 10 people inside Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas.
During his interview with The Wall Street Journal, he said that his son had been "mistreated at school."
"I believe that's what was behind [the massacre]," the father said.
The father said that his life as a Greek immigrant in the U.S. has been pleasant up to this point, noting that he left his village in northern Greece when he was just 12 years old.
"This country treated us well," he said. "I worked hard and became a shipowner. I had three ships, which I sold. Now, our lives are shattered."
According to the New York Post, the killer's father said his son was the "family’s pillar."
"He never got into a fight with anyone. I don’t know what happened," he told Greek Antenna TV, according to the Post. "I hope God helps me and my family understand. We are all devastated. It would have been better if he shot me than all those kids."
Has the father seen his son?
The outlet reported that he was able to see his son since the Friday massacre.
"He could not look at me in the eyes," the father admitted. "He is confused, can’t remember what happened. He said he wants to apologize to his sisters. He said he’ll be strong and help us see this through."