Thursday, April 10, 2014

A variation on a sickening theme

This time, guns weren't used. That's the good news. The bad? 21 people were stabbed with kitchen knives, and at least 5 victims are in critical condition, according to the latest reports.

16 year old Alex Hribal went on a stabbing spree Wednesday in the Pittsburgh suburb of Murrysville, and after he was captured, according to CNN's website, he supposedly told the police he "wanted to die".

There's the usual stories about how Hribal's a nice kid and no one ever suspected something like this would happen. So what made him snap? What gave him suicidal thoughts? We don't know the answers to those questions----yet. The FBI's involved, as per normal in these kinds of cases, and the high school where this happened, Franklin Regional, will be closed for the remainder of the week. Meanwhile, there'll be the usual tabloid media overplay of this story. At least Hribal, who was arraigned as an adult, rightfully, will be given psychiatric counseling to help determine what caused him to go on a rampage.

His father said he was praying for the victims and their families. The prayer list should also include Alex as well.


magicdog said...

You want to bet the kid was on some sort of prescribed drug?

Just about every school shooting/stabbing featured a kid who was on anything from Ritalin to various anti-depressants.

hobbyfan said...

So far, there's been nothing to suggest anything of the sort, not even hints of being bullied earlier as a youth. At least he's getting the help he needs.