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Cops: Boy in knife attacks wrote chilling note

Disturbing Note Found In School Stabbing Suspect's Locker


PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police say the Pennsylvania boy accused of stabbing 21 high school classmates wrote a note saying he couldn't wait to see the "helpless looks" on students' faces when they realize "their precious lives are going to be taken."

Police say the note was found in Alex Hribal's locker. They say it was dated April 6, three days before the rampage at Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh.

The details about the note are contained in a new criminal complaint filed Friday against Hribal that increases the number of attempted homicide charges he faces to 21, up from four.

The complaint also reveals what Hribal allegedly told the vice principal who tackled him: "My work is not done, I have more people to kill."

Two of the 21 wounded students remain hospitalized.

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blueridgearcher April 26 2014 at 12:10 PM

These things just dont happen. There are signs. Remember being a parent is the most important job on earth. I didnt say the easiest or most fulfilling just simply the most "important".

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Dan blueridgearcher April 26 2014 at 12:35 PM

Snott Peterson had decent lovong parents who raised other perfectly normal kids yet he murdered his pregnant wife in cold blood. So save the defense lawyer psychobabble for some1 else. ♣

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pjarizona Dan April 26 2014 at 1:54 PM

There needs to be more attention on mental health problems. There is very little help and so many people running around everyday with mental issues and just ready to go off. I spent a lot of time trying to get my son help I finally got him in a 24-7 supervised place only for them to months later tell him because of his good behavior he can go out 6 hrs a day unsupervised WHAT? Now they are looking at putting him in a 16 hr place and when I asked why they said unless he does something the insurance won't pay for him to be in a 24 hr place. So basically until he hurts himself or somebody he is out there with no supervision. Makes sense right? Then ya wonder why these things keep happening. Cant always blame the parents or the home life. Sometimes the person just needs help and cant get it

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tmccull52 April 26 2014 at 4:45 AM

Is it really such a mystery? He's a scrawny, acne-scarred little dweeb who hungered to feel powerful and to be feared. We have channels on television that literally show nothing but the crimes and exploits of people who commit all kinds of heinous crimes ranging to first degree murder, serial murder, rape, child molestation, racketeering, murder-for-hire. These programs make pop stars out of these criminals, and God knows that the social media covers them incessantly, and the more lurid the details, the better. That's "good" television these days. Any publicity is good publicity. Just look at Kim Kartrashian. She's carved a multi-million dollar fortune from a single amateur sex tape. She can't sing. She can't dance. She can't act. She's as shallow as a teaspoon, and the the media fawns all over her every time she farts. "Ohhhh! Look at what Kim is wearing today!" "Ohhh, look at the racy photo that Kim tweeted today!" We have all kinds of people behaving badly, and what does it get them? A television show and a hefty paycheck, all for being nothing more than a low-class, self-absorbed moron. I have very little doubt that Alex Hribal anticipated all of the recognition and media coverage that he would garner as a result of his crimes, very little doubt at all.

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FCI Fincl Serv April 26 2014 at 2:49 PM

when people leave evidence like this note, it means that they were hoping to be caught. This kid was probably feeling like a "freak" due to his acne and he may have been bullied and humiliated by other students. He kept it all inside until he lost control! Unfortunately for him and his victims, no one noticed his hidden anger and hurt, so he exploded into random violence. He needed help, but he never asked for it and his condition went unnoticed!

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eeverettm FCI Fincl Serv April 26 2014 at 3:00 PM

So true. We need more concerned people who can discern these things and give a helping hand.

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lizgonzales8186 April 26 2014 at 2:19 AM

Like the song says, "Teach your children well...." People, we have got to teach our children that this type of behavior will not be tolerated. It starts when they are 2 and 3 yrs. old. If they do not receive respect in their homes and accountability for their actions why should something like this be so shocking?

If you plant a young tree and do not support it as it grows, there is no possible way you are going to straighten that tree years down the road when it is growing crooked. If you don't get the analogy then you are as lost as the children who are growing up without good guidance.

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BRUCE lizgonzales8186 April 26 2014 at 3:35 AM

In our generation parents took the time to teach us right from wrong...from the 80s on they just sit them in front of the TV or computer, or video game console and go off to "do their own thing".

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greatbirdusa April 26 2014 at 1:13 PM

We all know it isn't the tool used to kill but is the person using that tool.
Yet, time after time after time, a certain segment of America's population
will blame the tool...
Guns don't kill, knives don't kill, PEOPLE do the killing.
So focus please on solving that people problem...
Thanks.

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nogopea greatbirdusa April 26 2014 at 1:27 PM

You gun freaks just don't shut up do ya???The ARMED guard AT THE SCHOOL prevented NOTHING.

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obamaliedtous nogopea April 26 2014 at 1:33 PM

Thanks for a NO 'reasoned' response...
Maybe YOU should seek some of that mental help
but since your friends and family can't obtain it for you
knowing you are sick and seeking help is totally up to you!

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vtman April 26 2014 at 11:07 AM

Bullying is blamed for more and more deviant and despicable behavior than any other time in the history of man. BS. Raising emotionally and intellectually fragile children by hovering over bearing parents, hours spent alone in front of a computer without parental oversight, lack of family time, and increasing entitlement mentality are all root causes for these types of events. The majority of parents are raising Hot House Flowers for children, not hardened to the realities of the world.

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LilAnnie2012 April 26 2014 at 12:26 AM

I say, first look at the family and find out what kind of family life he had. Delve deep. Find out if he had mental problems that were ignored. Obviously this kid had built up rage. Did kids at school make fun of him? Was he a loner to start with? Those kind of questions should be asked. I hope they send him to a mental institution that deals with kids like these. I'm glad they got him out of school and off the streets before he actually killed someone. Also, he could of grown up to be a serial killer. They need to keep him locked up, no matter what, he would do this again, except he'd plan better and really kill people!

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shindogdiggity88 April 26 2014 at 12:34 AM

When I was in high school back in the mid 2000's, I would constantly see the entitled spoiled brats cheat their way through school, while bullying, and making fun of the ones who were actually trying and either failing or not doing so good.

And the worst part is that these entitled little punks are the ones who end up with good jobs while zipping around recklessly in their BMW's, because they "graduated".

It's no wonder to me why this kid went nuts, because I can only imagine what high school is like these days.

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mielkele shindogdiggity88 April 26 2014 at 8:09 AM

Sadly that type of behavior is present in our middle schools and even elementary schools.

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condiee April 26 2014 at 8:31 AM

People are not teaching their children basic human courtesy. We accept behaviors at all levels that are contrary to civil obedience. Movies, games and our own words and behaviors encourage violence. Schools talk the talk but do nothing to stop bullying, encourage the socially elite to discriminate against those not in "the click" and parents do exactly the same. We need to put religion INTO school, home and government rather than taking it out. Freedom of speech needs to be redefined. You may not freely bully, embarrass or otherwise cause distress to other students, neighbors or co workers. DO UNTO OTHERS...a very basic concept, covers it all.

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bas9490 April 26 2014 at 1:39 PM

Parents need to pay closer attention to the kid needs and problems. Like the kid in Newtown there were warning signs that parents ignored. Covering up and ignoring mental health issues of your children is dangerous not only to the child but people around them. When kids act out or get into trouble parents need to be proactive not just protective. The not my kid attitude is the worst thing a parent can do.

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john bas9490 April 26 2014 at 2:50 PM

Sadly, we all have helped (conciously, or unconciously), create incipient monsters, some like this poor duffus. Bullying is often a factor, but somehow, many midteens already feel like losers, and self isolate, growing more and more apart from their peers and society, inviting bullying, and distancing by others. I can't believe no one noticed. Certainly paying him no attention could have also helped to make him the 'other'.

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