The 16-year-old Murrysville, Pennsylvania high school student who viciously stabbed 21 people at the high school he attended reportedly left a note found in his locker outlining his plans to take as many lives as possible, according to Reuters.
“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’ [when they] realize their precious lives are going to be taken by the only one among them that isn’t a plebian,” reads the disturbing note.
Alex Hribal was officially charged on Friday with 21 counts of attempted homicide for the April 9th stabbing rampage that left 20 of his fellow classmates and one security guard wounded, and now, authorities say that the teen may have been planning the random attack for some time, as the note he left was signed and dated three days prior to the incident.
Fortunately, everybody survived the stabbing spree, but one student narrowly escaped death after the blade of the kitchen knife Hribal chose to use just missed his heart. That student is still listed in critical but stable condition.
In addition to details regarding the chilling note that Hribal left, the newly released court documents also reveal comments that the disturbed teen made to Assistant Principal Samuel King as the administrator attempted to tackle him during the stabbing spree.
“No, I am not dropping them, my work is not done, I have more people to kill,” Hribal allegedly said to King.
Police have yet to determine Hribal’s motive for the April 9th stabbing spree, and it appears that the community was just as baffled.
“From past experiences with him, he hasn’t been violent at all,” said Frank Regional Senior High School student Mia Miexner to CNN following the incident. “He’s actually been a really nice kid from all the times I’ve talked to him. He was just more of a shy kid, and kept to himself. He was nice whenever you would talk to him. I never thought anything bad would happen with him.”
Hribal’s attorney Patrick Thomassey echoed those sentiments, describing Hribal as your average teenager who was well liked by his peers.
“He’s a typical young kid,” Thomassey said to CNN. “He’s a B+ student. The family is like Ozzie and Harriet. They have dinner together every night. All the students liked him. He wasn’t a loner. He worked well in groups, and this happened. So there’s a reason for it – that’s what I’m saying. And we have to get to the bottom of that.”
Hribal’s charges were upgraded to 21 counts of attempted homicide, and reports say that he will tried as an adult, despite the fact that he is only 16 years old. He is currently being held without bail at a juvenile facility.