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.