Alex Hribal, Franklin Regional Senior High School: 20 hurt in school stabbing
MURRYSVILLE, Pennsylvania (CNN) -- High schooler Mia Meixner was tending to her locker at the start of her day, when a ruckus behind her got her attention.
According to the Associated Press , the case has gotten rocky due to the fact that many of the victims are still in the hospital and Hribal refuses to talk to police. The Mercury reports police claimed Friday that Hribal told them "he wanted someone to kill him." Four of the students from the attack remain in critical condition at the hospital.
Authorities have learned that the 8-inch long knives Hribal used in the April 9th attack on his fellow students were kitchen knives taken from his home. As eight of the victims remain in the hospital, with four of them in critical condition, the 1,200-student school will wait for more answers to unfold as details emerge about Hribal's home life and state of mind leading up to the attacks.
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Alex Hribal, 16, stalked through Franklin High School in Murrysville on Wednesday, stabbing victims in the torso and slashing arms and faces. Investigators looking at possible threatening phone call between Hribal and another student the night before the attack.
Alex Hribal, 16, is accused of maiming 21 pupils and a guard at the 1,200-student Franklin Regional High School in Murraysville, east of Pittsburgh, on Wednesday . Hribal used two kitchen knives he brought from home, his lawyer said, in an apparent random attack on other pupils that began minutes before the start of classes in a crowded hallway, setting off a stampede. Police said Hribal flailed away with the knives down a long stretch of a hallway, leaving blood on the walls and floor.
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That is a question that may not be answered for a while, if ever, and those who knew Hribal seem to be puzzled. An anonymous student who says he was friends with Hribal told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he had "never seen any anger from [Hribal] ever," continuing to say that Hribal "never seemed like someone who would do anything violent."
Pennsylvania law says a child 15 or older who commits aggravated assault or attempted murder must be tried in adult court. "The legislature has considered the equities, and they've decided what the right thing is for the prosecutors." "Juvenile court is there to punish kids, but it's also there to offer the kind of treatment and services to pull kids back from the brink and put them on the right path," she says.