Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Police: (Pennsylvania) School stabber apparently behind threats

JA--It does not matter how a threat of harm to someone is made, everyone.  It does not require the use of modern technology; it also, as quite clearly proved in this instance, does not require the use of a firearm.  Anyone intent on harming others WILL.  
If you have a concern about threatening comments or conduct that may impact students or schools, do not ignore it.  Contact any school staff member or the police -- we ALL want our schools to be safe! 

Gene Puskar
April 14, 2014

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Detectives believe a boy charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security guard at his Pittsburgh-area high school threatened two students by phone before the attack.
The reference to the threatening phone messages and completed calls is contained in a search warrant affidavit. Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck says neither student was among the victims in Wednesday's attack at Franklin Regional High School.
County detectives got the warrant for the home of Alex Hribal (RY'-bal). He is charged as an adult with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault.
Two parents who chatted with reporters Monday, said their children were eager to get back to school.
"That's where he wants to be, to be with his friends," Jeff Mauro said of his son, Jamie, a ninth-grader who witnessed some of the stabbings. "This has been a learning experience that we have to love each other - all of us."
Once that happens, Thomassey will ask a Westmoreland County judge to move the case to juvenile court, a move prosecutors are expected to contest. Thomassey said that request will be based largely on a mental health evaluation by a doctor he's hired.

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