MURRYSVILLE (KDKA) – Investigators have released more details into why a Franklin Regional High School student allegedly went on a stabbing spree earlier this month.
According to court documents, Vice Principal Samuel King, overheard 16-year-old Alex Hribal say, “No, I am not dropping them [the knives], my work is not done. I have more people to kill,” after he was detained by a school security guard.READ MORE: Penn Mathilda Apartments Residents Say Heat Is Broken
KDKA’s Ralph Iannotti Reports:
This new information has led police to upgrade Hribal’s charges. He is now facing 21 counts of attempted criminal homicide, in addition to charges of aggravated assault and bringing a weapon on school property.
He is charged as a adult.
KDKA’s Ross Guidotti Reports:
Investigators say they also found a signed note in his locker from April 6, 2014, that indicates that he planned to kill his fellow students.
It read: “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 is a plebeian.”
This information falls in line with what investigators had already suspected, that Hribal may have targeted specific students.
Earlier this month, investigators were looking into the claim students at Franklin Regional High School received threatening phone messages from someone who was believed to be Hribal.
Listen to KDKA Radio’s Bill Rehkopf interview Murrysville Police Chief Tom Seefeld on today’s developments: