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Just how violent was the Franklin Regional school stabbing? Extremely violent

Just how violent was the Franklin Regional school stabbing? Extremely violent

Alex Hribal

Yesterday was a pre-trial hearing for Alex Hribal. He’s accused of stabbing 20 students at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. Hribal has been charged as an adult. The hearing is part of a process to determine if he would be better suited in juvenile court since he was 16 at the time of the crime.

As I’ve posted before Hribal is a columbiner, that is he’s a fan of the Columbine cowards, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold. A Psychiatrist for the defense even says as much

Defense psychiatrist Dr. Christine Martone testified Hribal believed he was being “egged on or controlled by Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris from hell.”

At least he got their location right. This doesn’t surprise me as I’ve seen grown people on columbiner forums have convinced themselves that they’ve been visited by the spirits of Harris and Klebold. One woman even claimed that she had ghost sex with Klebold and had his ghost babies. I wish I still had the link to that because it was comedy gold, but I digress.

As with most columbiners, Hribal didn’t have an original thought in hi head when it came to the date of the attack…

The defense experts said Hribal was fascinated with the April 1999 shooting massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado. Klebold and Harris killed themselves after killing 13 others, and Hribal carried out his attack on April 9, Harris’ birthday, only because school was out on his preferred target date, April 20, 2014, the 15th anniversary of Columbine.

Also not surprised about the fate either because outside of April 20th the other high unholy days for the columbiners are April 9th and September 11th, the birthdays of Harris and Klebold respectively. Don’t believe me? Just read a few of these. (1) (2) (3)

Of course the psychiatrist for the defense is saying that Hribal is responding well to treatment and expresses remorse for what he did and would fare better in juvenile detention with treatment. Right. While we’re talking about what he did let’s hear from some of his victims who testified at the hearing.

Here’s how the injuries of 17-year-old Greg Keener were described…

One of 20 students stabbed by a high school classmate testified that the wound to his torso was so severe teachers couldn’t apply pressure to stop the bleeding — because his liver was protruding from it.

Then there was 17-year-old Kate Lonergan who described the events of that day like this…

“It was wet, and I could feel that my lip wasn’t attached to my face anymore,” she said.

Of the six victims that testified yesterday most said they didn’t even know him, as is usual in these attacks, and all of them said that they believe Hribal should be tried in adult court.

You’re damn right he should. In a perfect world you don’t get to eviscerate children and see the light of day again. I doubt many of his victims could handle the fact that if he was tried in juvenile court that he’d be out in less than 4 years.

UPDATE 5/17/2016: A judge has upheld the court’s previous decision to try Hribal as an adult.

UPDATE 6/11/2016: The presiding judge has denied the defense team permission to file an appeal to bring the case to juvenile court.

UPDATE 6/23/2016: Hribal’s trial has been set for August 1st.

UPDATE 2/3/2017: Earlier today, a judge ruled that Hribal can’t plead guilty but mentally ill. He either has to plead guilty or go to trial.

UPDATE 4/1/2017: Hribal’s trial is set for August 7th. He faces 21 counts of attempted murder.

UPDATE 7/18/2017: The trial has been pushed back tentatively to September.

Pa. school stabber inspired by Columbine

Alex Hribal

Alex Hribal

16-year-old Alex Hribal has been moved from a juvenile detention facility to a mental health facility. Hribal is facing 21 attempted murder charges for stabbing 21 people at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, back in April. A psychiatrist for his defense says that Hribal is schizophrenic. A doctor for the prosecution says that Hribal is only depressed because he’s in a correctional facility.

That’s all well and good but what I find more interesting is that during the hearing with the psychologists it was revealed that Hribal’s attack was allegedly inspired by Columbine.

Hribal says he related to how the Columbine attackers felt — and that he felt ostracized in school. He also said he didn’t expect to survive the knife attack, that it would be his message to the world. Hribal even wanted to carry out his attack on April 20, the anniversary of the Columbine tragedy, but moved the date because school was not in session that day.

He’s not mentally ill. He’s just another mutant/columbiner who incorrectly identifies with the Columbine cowards. Hate to break it to you kid but they weren’t ostracized. They had plenty of friends and were pretty popular.

Not everyone gets to be the big man on campus, kids. The sooner you can deal with that the better your life will be. Or you can be like this mutant and be looking down the business end of a several decade prison sentence. The choice is yours.

Franklin Regional stabber: “My work is not done. I have more people to kill”

Police: Franklin Regional suspect said he had ‘more people to kill’:

School Stab-Spree Suspect Alex Hribal Planned to Kill, Cops Say:

Alex Hribal

Alex Hribal

If there was any doubt in my mind that Alex Hribal wasn’t just another entitled and selfish kid using violence to deal with his own inadequacies, it’s been removed with the release of today’s news.

Newly released court papers today state that a handwritten note was found in Hriabal’s locker at Franklin Regional Senior High School. The note is said to have contained the following…

“I can’t wait to see the priceless and helpless looks on the faces of the students of one of the ‘best schools in Pennsylvania’ realize their precious lives are going to be taken by the only one among them that isn’t a plebeian,”

Just another instant of an assailant in an attack against a school thinking that he’s superior to everyone else. People say that there is no real criminal profile of a school shooter, or in this case stabber. I tend to disagree as this ego-maniacal trait seems to be present in most of them.

Other information that was released today was when the assistant principal of the school, Sam King, managed to grab Hribal while he was still wielding the knives. When Mr. King asked Hribal to relinquish his weapons Hribal reportedly responded with…

“No, I am not dropping them, my work is not done, I have more people to kill,”

Because of those two factors prosecutors have upgraded the charges against Hribal to 21 counts of attempted homicide. Hribal has been charged as an adult so those charges seem like they could result in some hefty jail time. With the way things have been going in similar trials lately I doubt he’ll be held past his 21st birthday.

Police say that Franklin Regional stabber made threatening phone calls

Pennsylvania school stabber may have phoned threats to students:

Police: PA school stabber apparently behind threats:

Alex Hribal

Alex Hribal

According to reports police in Murrysville, Pennsylvania believe that Franklin Regional school stabber Alex Hribal made threatening phone calls to two other students prior to the attack. These two students were not injured in the attack. So I take back everything I said about Hribal possibly being mentally ill. It sounds like he’s just another entitled teen who thinks the world owes him everything.

What about the ‘rat face’ Facebook comment you ask? Here it is in its entirety…

“You rat looking peasant do not ever think you are an equal to me.”

Except here’s the thing about that. According to Murrysville Police Chief Thomas Seefeld the person who posted the Facebook message was not contacted by Hribal and was also not one of the victims. Additionally Chief Seefeld has stated that there’s no indication that the post was even referring to Hribal.

“It doesn’t have a direct connection at this point, but it’ll be looked at,” the chief said.

Of course now his lawyer is playing the bullying card, but what do you expect from a lawyer. To my knowledge that has never worked as a defense in a school violence trial yet lawyers keep hammering away thinking that they’re going to be the first to win that way. Personal responsibility be damned.

Franklin Regional parent says ‘rat face’ caused school stabbing attack

Franklin Regional parent had bullying concerns before knife rampage:

Alex Hribal

Alex Hribal

Misleading headline is misleading.

Let me give you the rundown of the article. A man whose daughter was allegedly bullied at Franklin Regional says he went to the school about his daughter and he claims they did nothing about it. That’s the bullying concern.

However the same man says he has a screen shot, I’m assuming from Facebook, where some student referred to Alex Hribal as a ‘rat face’. As I’ve said before if this what is considered as bullying these days we are raising yet another generation of emotional marshmallows. Even if Hribal is one of these selfish and egotistical teens that usually carry out these kinds of attacks I doubt very much that ‘rat face’ would set him off to the point where he stabbed 20+ people.

Let’s also not forget that both the police and Hribal’s own attorney has said that bullying is not the cause of the attacks. The media won’t let that get in the way of writing salacious click bait.

Franklin Regional stabbing attacks not about bullying say police

Bullying not believed to be part of Pennsylvania high school stabbing rampage, police say:

Alex Hribal's yearbook picture

Alex Hribal’s yearbook picture

Well what do you know, a news article that says bullying was not a motive in a violent school attack. Now some of you may dismiss this article because it’s from Fox News. Do you really think they’re making up this quote from Murrysville Police Chief Thomas Seefeld?

“I know the issue of bullying has been brought up but his attorney has even said … that bullying is not part of this and we have no evidence or reason to believe that it is.”

Police are also saying that Alex Hribal did not target anyone in his rampage at Franklin Regional Senior High School. Stabbing someone is a very personal and intimate act if those words can be used in this type of situation. If he didn’t have any specific targets in mind then this may be a legitimate case of mental illness. So far I haven’t read about any previous mental health issues on his part but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re not there.

I know it’s cold comfort for his victims but thankfully no one died in the attack.

20+ victims injured in Western Pennsylvania school knife attack

24 injured in knife attack at Franklin Regional High School:

Police identify suspect in Franklin Regional stabbings; 22 stabbed, 2 others hurt:

Alex Hribal's yearbook picture

Alex Hribal’s yearbook picture

Earlier today 16-year-old Alex Hribal allegedly went on a stabbing spree with two 8-inch kitchen knives in Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. Before it was all over 21 students and a security guard received injuries. Two of the students are in critical condition with one student receiving a stab wound that barely missed his heart.

No motive has been released so far but it didn’t take long for the bullying excuse to be trotted out.

Alex is “sort of nerdy, short,” the student said. “I would assume that he was bullied and there was a good amount of depression.” The student said he never saw the suspect being bullied.

If there was anymore jumping to conclusions in that quote the article could qualify for the olympics. If no one saw the kid being bullied just don’t assume it because he stabbed a bunch of people at school. But let’s not let speculation get in the way of any facts or anything.

Reports are emerging that Hribal is being charged as an adult.

This story reminds me a lot of the story of James Lewerke who in 2004 attacked several of his classmates at Valparaiso High School in Indiana with a machete and a tree saw. In that case injuries were minor and limited to five students. Lewereke was tried as an adult but was sentenced to be held until his 21st birthday. He is currently released.

In Lewerke’s case I do believe there were legitimate mental issues that caused him to go on his attack. If that is also the case in Hribal’s attack that remains to be seen. I’ll post more as details become available.

Thanks to Steve Huff for the tip.