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Lawyer of stabbings suspect Alex Hribal: 'All the students liked him'
cnn ^ | Thu April 10, 2014 | Dana Ford

Posted on 04/10/2014 9:36:22 AM PDT by BenLurkin

It would seem no one saw it coming -- not his parents, not students at his school.

Described by his lawyer as "a typical young kid" who has "never been in trouble," 16-year-old Alex Hribal shocked the people in his life and the nation Wednesday when he allegedly went on a rampage at his high school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, stabbing or slashing 20 students and a security officer.

No one knows yet what might have motivated the attack.

But pieces of Hribal's story are starting to come together, so far painting a portrait of a teenage boy no one ever expected to show such violence.

"He's a typical young kid. He's a B+ student. The family is like Ozzie and Harriet. They have dinner together every night," said his attorney, Patrick Thomassey.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: alexhribal; crime; hribal; murrysville; pennsylvania; pittsburgh; schoolstabbing; studentsstabbed
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1 posted on 04/10/2014 9:36:22 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

demon possesion!


2 posted on 04/10/2014 9:37:32 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: BenLurkin

Always the quiet ones...


3 posted on 04/10/2014 9:38:17 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: BenLurkin

I realize that one never looks one’s best when being arrested on charges of attempted mass murder, but still - this kid looks like there’s something seriously wrong with him.


4 posted on 04/10/2014 9:39:22 AM PDT by livius
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To: BenLurkin

Look at the eyes and blank stare. Same we saw on Adam Lanza and many others in recent times.

Willing to bet that it eventually comes out that he was being treated for depression and on medication.


5 posted on 04/10/2014 9:39:36 AM PDT by apoxonu
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To: BenLurkin

Was he on Ritalin or Zoloft? Look up the side effects of drugs like this, taken by millions of children with immature brains. It’s a wonder there isn’t a violent incident in a school every day of the year.


6 posted on 04/10/2014 9:40:35 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: BenLurkin

I still have trouble understanding how this could happen.


7 posted on 04/10/2014 9:41:11 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: apoxonu

Its probably the look of oh wait this isn’t a computer game, this is real.


8 posted on 04/10/2014 9:41:37 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BenLurkin
Described by his lawyer as “a typical young kid” who has “never been in trouble,”

No 5h!t, whats he gonna say, that the kid is a demon seed that needs to be lobotomized?

Good Lord, look at the pic, this kid has obviously got serious issues. Where's the parent(s)?

9 posted on 04/10/2014 9:43:23 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: apoxonu

Re medication:

My thoughts too.

But - the blank stare could also just be the fact that he’s scared sh*tless right now, maybe just coming to grips with the magnitude of the crapstorm he created.

Speculation, is all we have until the facts come out. Something snapped him, and we’ll find out.

Freaky picture, though. That’s a haunting face.


10 posted on 04/10/2014 9:43:31 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: apoxonu

“being treated for depression and on medication.”

Or stopped taking said medication.

Maybe Dr. Phil can help.


11 posted on 04/10/2014 9:44:46 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: cripplecreek

How so?

Anything’s possible, friend.

How can a mother strap her kids into the family Toyota, and drive it into a lake?

How can another young mother drown her children in the bathtub, one by one?

There only explanation is “Sh*t happens” because evil exists in the minds and hearts of people.


12 posted on 04/10/2014 9:46:40 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: BenLurkin
This is just a product of the great sickness of American culture.

The malevolence side of our culture used to be hidden and seldom spoken of, particularly in front of children. But now, thanks to Obama and his crew of liberals, homosexuality, perversion, drugs are all right out in public view.

Children are not only not shielded, they are targeted with schools telling them how to embrace their immature sexual urges.

Schools that used to tell children to avoid strangers will soon be telling them that it is a stranger's right to molest them because said stranger was simply born that way.

13 posted on 04/10/2014 9:47:38 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: BenLurkin

That well may be so. I think that the fly in the ointment was that he did not like all of the students.


14 posted on 04/10/2014 9:48:32 AM PDT by sport
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To: MeshugeMikey

Liberal society as a whole is demon possessed...and they think it is perfectly normal and recommend it to all.


15 posted on 04/10/2014 9:48:51 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: BenLurkin
"All the students liked him"

So he wasn't bullied?

16 posted on 04/10/2014 9:49:06 AM PDT by YHAOS
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To: BenLurkin

“He’s a typical young kid. He’s a B+ student. The family is like Ozzie and Harriet. They have dinner together every night,” said his attorney, Patrick Thomassey.

Well, lets see what the neighbors and other students in the school say, this lawyer sounds like he’s trying just a little bit too hard to me.


17 posted on 04/10/2014 9:50:04 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: RoosterRedux

it is their...”norm”


18 posted on 04/10/2014 9:50:34 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: cripplecreek

he doesn’t look like a big kid.....were there no football players or wrestlers or farm boys to knock this guy down before he attacked all those people?


19 posted on 04/10/2014 9:51:35 AM PDT by cherry
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To: NFHale

Maybe if we weren’t busy creating victims someone might have tackled the kid and ended it a lot sooner.

When I was in school back in the 80s some idiot tried stabbing a girl in the hallway. In the space of about 3 seconds he slashed her arm and raised the knife over his head to stab her and had a half dozen students on top of him on the ground.


20 posted on 04/10/2014 9:53:03 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: apoxonu

Agreed.


21 posted on 04/10/2014 9:53:49 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: BenLurkin

Really a no-information article. Naturally the defense lawyer is going to paint the kid as nice and normal, and the police are going to keep quiet.

Just about ever story I’ve ever seen about school killings and violence starts out this way. No one expected it. This was a nice, normal kid. We don’t understand what happened.

Then, maybe, the reasons why it happened come out, bit by bit, over the next few months and years.


22 posted on 04/10/2014 9:53:50 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: livius

He’s over prescribed on meds


23 posted on 04/10/2014 9:54:45 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: BenLurkin

Setting it up for a pharmaceutical angle to the trial.


24 posted on 04/10/2014 9:54:48 AM PDT by struggle
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To: cripplecreek

“...Maybe if we weren’t busy creating victims...”

No “we” about it. All you can do is teach YOUR kids (as I taught mine) to fight back, always. I understand your point, but it’s not “we” - it’s liberal/progressive PC crap, foisted by liberal/progressives.

And yes, when I was in HS back in the 70s, if something like this had occurred in my old school, that kid would have been on the bottom of a dog pile of any junior and senior varsity football players within arm’s length, and he probably would not have walked away from it.

Different times, with different people, friend.


25 posted on 04/10/2014 10:01:52 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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Thankfully he didn’t use a gun, otherwise all network news channels would be forced to cover it 24/7 for at least 2 weeks


26 posted on 04/10/2014 10:02:07 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: NFHale

I saw one of the victims on the news this morning saying he didn’t know if he could go back to that school. My parents would have let me stay home till the doctor released me to go back and I’d have gone back to school.

I’m afraid that parents who raise emotionally strong children are a pretty small minority these days.


27 posted on 04/10/2014 10:08:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: NFHale

When I can’t stop diddlin’ I just take my Ridlin!
It helps my 80HD!!!/S


28 posted on 04/10/2014 10:09:31 AM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: cripplecreek

“...My parents would have let me stay home till the doctor released me...”

My old man would have made me stitch myself back up and walk back to class... He was WWII Airborne and didn’t have a lot of patience! Hahah!


29 posted on 04/10/2014 10:18:38 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: BenLurkin

Who cares what he appeared to be? He revealed who he is, and the monster that he is needs to be locked up and never see the light of day.


30 posted on 04/10/2014 10:19:36 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: BenLurkin

Of course. Everyone hated him because he was so popular.


31 posted on 04/10/2014 10:22:25 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: 9422WMR

RE Ritalin:

Wasn’t that the same drug that the Columbine idiots were on when they shot up the school there?

But again... there’s nothing right now saying this kid was on anything.

Couple days, we’ll find out. Until then, it’s all speculation.


32 posted on 04/10/2014 10:22:49 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: cherry

“he doesn’t look like a big kid.....were there no football players or wrestlers or farm boys to knock this guy down before he attacked all those people?”

Apparently one kid DID try and stop him just after he stabbed the first kid in the stomach, but he slashed the face of the kid who tried to stop him. Check out some of the early press reports from Pittsburgh and the account is there.


33 posted on 04/10/2014 10:31:13 AM PDT by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: cripplecreek
I graduated from HS in '72. During my sophomore, my parents bought me a beautiful Buck knife for Christmas. I wore it on my hip to school everyday, along with at least a dozen other classmates.

There were never any incidents on our campus. We knew we'd be in big trouble if those knives were ever unsheathed (in malice).

34 posted on 04/10/2014 10:31:19 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: NFHale

“Freaky picture, though. That’s a haunting face.”


There are lots of pictures of me that are the same-—I’d hate to be judged by one pic.

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36 posted on 04/10/2014 10:39:41 AM PDT by Mears
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To: Night Hides Not

I wonder if he watches The Following?


37 posted on 04/10/2014 10:41:25 AM PDT by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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To: georgia peach

“I wonder if he watches The Following?”

I tried to watch it but it was non-stop evil.


38 posted on 04/10/2014 10:47:25 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: YHAOS
All the students liked him.

Not so much anymore.

39 posted on 04/10/2014 10:49:11 AM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: Mears

“...I’d hate to be judged by one pic...”

I meant THAT specific picture. He looks sort of like he’s suddenly realizing how far up sh*t creek he is.

Not a good place to be.


40 posted on 04/10/2014 10:55:02 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: Java4Jay

Maybe not. He may have had an over-protective mother (like Adam Lanza’s mother) who prevented him from getting any treatment.

Believe me, I knew somebody like this.


41 posted on 04/10/2014 11:57:42 AM PDT by livius
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To: henkster
Not so much anymore.

So, he was bullied?

42 posted on 04/10/2014 11:58:43 AM PDT by YHAOS
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To: MeshugeMikey
demon possesion!

I think far too often, in our sophisticated society, we overlook this distinct possibility in cases of horrendous crimes such as this.

No one can say "the devil made me do it" as possession by demonic forces can only occur, if a person gives permission...for those things to take control. None-the-less spirits of evil simply want to destroy people, and will push willing-victims into mental illness, and will use such victims to harm and even murder others.

Here's a good summary of what is translated "demon possession" in the bible. I know nothing about this guy's other teachings, but this post is sound.

43 posted on 04/10/2014 11:59:46 AM PDT by AnalogReigns (Real life is ANALOG!)
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To: AnalogReigns

Thanks


44 posted on 04/10/2014 3:59:39 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: BenLurkin; lilyramone

45 posted on 04/12/2014 8:35:10 AM PDT by null and void (The British declared war on the Tea Party. The Tea Party won! (Thanks mom!))
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To: NFHale
My old man would have made me stitch myself back up and walk back to class... He was WWII Airborne and didn’t have a lot of patience! Hahah!

Stitches?

Duct tape!

46 posted on 04/12/2014 8:38:46 AM PDT by null and void (The British declared war on the Tea Party. The Tea Party won! (Thanks mom!))
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To: null and void

Is that for real!?!?!?


47 posted on 04/12/2014 9:10:43 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
As far as I know.

Source here.

48 posted on 04/12/2014 9:21:52 AM PDT by null and void (The British declared war on the Tea Party. The Tea Party won! (Thanks mom!))
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To: null and void

Duct Tape... and Staples.

The CHEAP kind, that rust...

(and we were THANKFUL for the rust!)
Haha!


49 posted on 04/12/2014 3:07:16 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: livius

That look is troubling. I think the truth simply hasn’t come out.


50 posted on 04/12/2014 3:08:33 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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