The boy charged with stabbing over 20 people at a Pennsylvania high school stashed a note in his locker, describing the bloody melee he would go on to act out just a few days later, on April 9th 2014.
16 year old Alex Hribal is now facing 21 counts of attempted murder, after police found the note in his school locker, signed by Hribal and dated April 6th. The chilling note was quoted in an affidavit filed at Hribal’s second arraignment, who previously faced four charges of attempted homicide for his stabbing spree at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville near Pittsburgh.
“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 plebeian,” wrote the troubled 16 year old.
Three days later, at approximately 7am on a Wednesday, he followed through with the plans he’d laid out in the note. Dressed in black from head to toe, Hribal arrived at his high school armed with two 8-10 inch long kitchen knives and began slashing and stabbing his way through the crowded halls.
Murrysville Police Officer William “Buzz” Yakshe, a school resource officer, heard a disturbance in the hallway and joined a school security guard to go find out what was happening, according to investigators. The guard and officer split up. The next time Yakshe saw the guard, he was leaning against a wall, pressing his hands over a stab wound in his stomach.
Amidst the chaos of the stabbing spree, some heroes emerged.
Depending on who you ask, either Brett Hurt saved lifelong pal Gracie Evans, or it worked out the other way. The two teens were goofing around before class when Hribal tore up one end of the school hall, stabbing at anybody within arm’s reach. Brett Hurt shoved Gracie aside, taking a stab in the back for his efforts. Hurt stated that his actions were incidental, and that at the time he didn’t know what was happening.
Be that as it may, if he hadn’t gotten in between Gracie and Hribal, she would have taken that same blade right in the chest. For her part, Gracie Evans acted quickly, pulling him to saftey, putting pressure on Hurt’s stab wound and staunching the bleeding until help arrived.
“Gracie Evans saved my life,” Hurt recalled.
It was Vice Principal Samuel King who managed to take down Hribal before he could do any further damage. Unarmed and unafraid, King tackled the young man, pinning him to the ground.
Hribal allegedly refused to drop the two knives and said, “No, I am not dropping them, my work is not done, I have more people to kill.”
He told school officials when he was apprehended that he wanted to die.
As it stands, Alex Hribal has been refused bail and will be tried as an adult. Patrick Thomassey, Alex’s attorney, has yet to comment on the school stabbing note.