Daily Commentary – Monday, June 9 2014 – Suspect in the First Degree Murder of Three Canadian Mounties Needs no Publicity
- That’s what the shooter wants. We should be talking about those brave Mounties killed and not the perpetrator
Lawyer Claims V. Stiviano, Former Donald Spirling Girlfriend, Assaulted in New York City … Called The ‘N Word’ By Group Of Assailants
V. Stiviano, the former gal pal of Donald Sterling whose tape recording of his racist rantings led to his lifetime NBA ban, was assaulted outside of a NYC hotel by two men. According to her attorney, the attack occurred around 7 pm Sunday as Stiviano was leaving a restaurant near the Gansevoort Hotel in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District. V. Stiviano was attacked by two white men, about 5′ 7″ who were described as two white men who began to hit her, called her the N word and other disgusting slurs. Stiviano was taken to a doctor who examined her for possible injuries. She was in NYC to appear on CNN‘s Anderson Cooper 360 on Monday.
V. Stiviano, whose tape recording of Donald Sterling ranting against African-Americans led to his NBA lifetime ban, was assaulted by two men outside a New York hotel Sunday night, her lawyer told CNN.
The assault took place as Stiviano was leaving a restaurant by the Gansevoort Hotel with her sister and friends.
The men followed her, yelling racial slurs, said Stiviano’s attorney Mac Nehoray.
They punched her several times, leaving the right side of her face red and swollen, he said.
Stiviano didn’t immediately file a police report, because “she had to get out of there,” Nehoray said.
“I believe she will file a police report Monday,” he said.
Mass Murder: Gunman and 6 Other Killed After Shooter Opened Fire in Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara Friday Night (Update: Elliot Rodger’s Retribution VIDEO … “I’ll take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you.”)(Update: 140 Page Manifesto, “My Twisted World”)(Update: All Killed were UCSB Students)
SEVEN DEAD INCLUDING GUNMAN IN SHOOTINGS NEAR THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA …
Gunfire erupted last night just before 9:30 p.m. PDT in the coastal college town of Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara as a gunman shot victims while he was inside his car, a black BMW. In the end, seven people were killed, including the gunman. It is not yet known whether the gunman’s wounds were self-inflicted or not. Also, seven victims were hospitalized and at least one of them had undergone surgery for life-threatening injuries as a result of the attacks.
A gunman and six others were killed and seven more injured when a shooter opened fire in the coastal college town of Isla Vista near the University of California, Santa Barbara Friday night, officials said.
The suspected gunman died of a gunshot wound to the head, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said at a Saturday morning news conference.
He could not confirm whether the gunshot was self-inflicted.
Seven victims were hospitalized and at least one of them had undergone surgery for life-threatening injuries, Brown said.
Sanata Barbara County Sheriffs Office Press Conference - Click here or on pic to watch video: Screen grab from KEYT
“Sheriff’s deputies responded and found several victims suffering from gunshot wounds. As sheriff’s deputies were attending to the victims and performing first aid, they were also receiving suspect information. Only minutes later, there were additional reports of shots fired in several other areas of Isla Vista,” Hoover said.
KEYT reported that “witnesses described seeing a black BMW speeding through the streets, spraying bullets at people and various targets.” Six minutes after the first emergency call, the suspected gunman traded fire with sheriff’s deputies, and the vehicle plowed into a parked vehicle, Hoover said.
The suspected gunman was found dead from an apparent gunshot wound, she said, adding that it wasn’t clear whether the death was self-inflicted or whether deputies killed the suspected gunman. A semiautomatic handgun was recovered, she said.
It appears the suspect acted alone, Hoover said.
UPDATE I: The LA Times reported that the attacks were a series of drive-by shootings in Isla Vista area near UC Santa Barbara on Friday night left seven people dead.
The deadly shooting spree started at 9:27 p.m. in Isla Vista. As deputies were tending to the injured in the first round of shootings, reports of gunfire in several other areas of the college community were reported.
Six minutes after the first 911 call came in, the unidentified man began shooting at deputies, who returned fire. He fled and seconds later was spotted by another deputy, prompting another firefight.
He then took off down Del Playa Drive and crashed into a parked vehicle, the sheriff’s office said. When deputies approached the vehicle they discovered the man was dead and recovered a semi-automatic handgun.
He has been preliminary identified, but his name hasn’t been released pending positive identification, authorities said.
UPDATE II: Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department is reviewing as evidence a YouTube video in which 22-year-old Elliot Rodger declares his intention to “slay” residents of Isla Vista, the college neighborhood adjacent to Santa Barbara. The Blaze is reporting that speculation on the Internet suggests Rodger may be the son of Hunger Games assistant director Peter Rodger and stepson of Soumaya Akaaboune, from the cast of TV show ‘Les Vraies Housewives’.
In the video below, 22 year old Elliot Rodgers says he will have his revenge and retribution as he promises, “I will enter the hottest sorority house of UCSB. I will slaughter every single spoiled, stuck up blond slut I see inside there.” Elliot Rodgers went on to promise to slaughter them like animals.
“I’ll take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you. You will finally see that I am in truth the superior one the true alpha male.”
“After I’ve annihilated every single girl in the sorority house, I’ll take to the streets of Isla Vista and slay every single person I see there.”
“If I can’t have you, girls, I will destroy you.”
Warning: Mature content – Disturbing Video of Elliot Rodgers’ Retribution
UPDATE III: Just in on Twitter from CBS News, Law enforcement source confirms that Isla Vista, Calif., shooting suspect has been identified as 22 year old Elliot Rodger
The 22-year-old suspected gunman who killed at least six people and wounded seven others Friday night in Isla Vista appeared to have planned the violence and aired angry grievances in a YouTube “Retribution” video and a reported 140-page manifesto document
Rodger, who died of a gunshot wound in a BMW at the scene of the shootings, is the son of Hunger Games second unit director Peter Rodger.
The attorney for the Rodger family, Alan Shifman, confirmed by phone to The Hollywood Reporter that the family had contacted police about Elliot several weeks prior to the shooting. Shifman also said that the college student had been seeing a social worker and therapists recently.
UPDATE IV: Pics from Facebook … yeah looks like he had a real difficult life being the son of a Hollywood director. Another kid of entitlement thinking he is entitled to anything he wants just because he is who he is, “And that’s just such an injustice because I am so magnificent. I deserve girls much more than all those slobs I see at my college.”
“I’m 22 years old and I’ve never had a girlfriend. I’m still a virgin. I’ve never had the pleasure of having sex with a girl, kissing a girl — I’ve never even held a girl’s hand. Hell, I don’t even have a young girl’s phone number in my cell phone,” he adds. “And that’s just such an injustice because I am so magnificent. I deserve girls much more than all those slobs I see at my college.”
Father Peter Rodger’s Facebook page … Warning Nudity.
UPDATE V: 140 Page Manifesto … “My Twisted World”
Wow really? If this mass killer was not already dead I would say after reading his manifesto to call a “Wahbuance”.
Elliott Rodger writes that at the age of 9 is when it all began to change and he went from a carefree childhood to his first frustration that would last for the rest of his life. Note to Elliott, you far from led the life that everyone else did and what you went through, all kids did. It is called growing up. I guess being provided BMW’s did not allow you to.
Sorry, but this punk was given everything.
UPDATE VII: Three shooting victims identified, all UCSB students: Katie Cooper, 22, Veronika Weiss, 19, and Christopher Michael-Martinez, 20 … RIP
UPDATE VIII: Three More Victims Identified in wake of Elliot Rodger Deadly Killing Spree in Isla Vista, California … UCSB Students Cheng Yuan Hong, George Chen and Weihan Wang.
Three more victims of the Elliot Rodger of the deadly killing spree have been identified. The three victims who were stabbed multiple times to death in unit No. 7 of a two-story, charcoal gray building on Seville Road have been identified as 20 year old Cheng Yuan Hong, 19 year old George Chen amd 20 year old Weihan Wang. The police state that Hong and Chen were listed as tenants at the apartment along with the 22 year old mass murderer Elliot Rodger. All three victims were students at the University of California Santa Barbara. Thirteen others were injured, some by gunfire and others by being hit by his vehicle. One was in serious condition at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital.
UNBELIEVABLE: Thug Teacher Suspended for 10 Days after Caught On Video Tape Assaulting a 6 Year Old Boy By Grabbing His Face … Where Are the Criminal Charges?
Suspension? This teacher should be fired and brought up on charges for assault, child endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child!!!
Get ready to be outraged and sickened. . Surveillance video at the Riverdale Schools in Hancock County, Ohio captured a 6 year old kindergartner boy walking to the school bathroom when he is assaulted by a teacher.The female teacher grabs the boy and then picks him up against the wall. Then she grabs him by the face and then by the shirt. UNREAL. After the incident was initially swept under the carpet, Eric Hoffman, Superintendent, Riverdale Local Schools said, “We haven’t dealt with this much at Riverdale. First of all I apologize to the parents. This should not happen.” REALLY? So what did the teacher get for the assault on this child? A 10 day suspension, that’s it. The Nelsons, whose son Ian was the child who was assaulted, said that the 10-day suspension was like an early vacation for the teacher, since there are only 10 days left in the school year.
The parents want her terminated from Riverdale Schools. The Nelsons took the video to the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office to try to file criminal charges against the teacher. What would happen if the child had done something like this to his teacher? What would happen if the parents gave this teacher a taste of her own medicine? In both cases, the police would have been called and some one would have been arrested. So in a day and age where children are suspended from school for pastry making food look like a gun, using their finger and thumb to look like a hand gun, 7 year old playing imaginary games where they save the word and this thug teacher gets a 10 day early vacation. Sorry, she should be brought up on charges.
Anthony and Autumn Nelson, of Wharton, have two kids in Riverdale Schools in Hancock County. Their 6-year-old son, Ian, is a kindergartner. In surveillance video provided by the family on May 7, Ian is shown walking to the school bathroom.
When he comes out a short time later, his teacher confronts him. She grabs him and picks him up against the wall. Seconds later, she grabs him by the face and then by the shirt. His head flops back as she picks him up off the floor.
Ian’s parents are furious.
On Tuesday, the teacher was suspended for 10 days.
“I would consider what would happen to myself, if I were to do that to her. If I were to do that to her, I would go to jail,” said Anthony Nelson, Ian’s father.
It would appear that these schools and educators only have a no tolerance policy when it comes to students, not teacher.
Former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez Indicted on Two Counts of First Degree Murder in 2012 Drive-By Killing of Two Men in Boston, MA
MORE TROUBLE FOR FORMER NFL STAR AARON HERNANDEZ …
Former New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez was indicted Thursday on two counts of first degree murder for the 2012 drive-by shootings of two men in Boston, Massachusetts. Hernandez was also indicted on three counts of armed assault with intent to murder and an additional count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Hernandez is alleged to be the shooter in the July 16, 2012 drive-by murder of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado. Aaron Hernandez is currently residing in the crowbar hotel awaiting his trial for first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd, whose body was discovered June 2013 in an industrial park near Hernandez’s mansion. Following the death of Lloyd and Hernandez’s involvement, he then became under suspicion of for involvement in the unsolved 2012 double murder.
From NFL star to now potential triple murderer … UNREAL.
Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez has been indicted in the July 2012 killings of two Boston men, allegations that come a year after what had been a cold case investigation into the late-night drive-by shooting was revived — seemingly by chance — as investigators zeroed in on the former New England Patriot’s alleged involvement in another killing.
A grand jury indicted Hernandez on two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of armed assault with intent to murder and an additional count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Now, prosecutors say the former NFL tight end was the shooter in the July 16, 2012, slayings of Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado, who were killed in a drive-by shooting after leaving a popular Boston nightclub.
“Mr. Abreu and Mr. Furtado were ambushed and executed as they drove home,” said Daniel Conley, the Suffolk County district attorney. The Boston Globe first reported the indictment Thursday.
The men, along with three others, were in a BMW at Herald and Shawmut streets when prosecutors say an SUV pulled up beside them and Hernandez opened fire with a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber pistol from the driver’s side. Surveillance video captured Hernandez’s SUV circling the block near the Cure Lounge on Tremont Street and passing the victims “at a slow rate of speed” before they got into their own car, according to court documents released earlier this year.
“Our investigation has not uncovered any evidence that these two groups were known to each other, but their chance encounter inside the club triggered a series of events that ended in the murders,” Conley told reporters at a news conference this morning. “For us, this case was never about Aaron Hernandez. This case was about two victims who were stalked, ambushed, and senselessly murdered on the streets of the city they called home … On the morning Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado were killed, they were described in media reports as being tied to a Cape Verdean gang based in Dorchester. Nothing could be further from the truth. Neither of them were involved in gangs, guns, or violent crime, and that characterization was unfair to their memory and their families. We have nothing but sympathy for them and their ordeals.”
Obama Administration Sanctions Release of Illegal Immigrant Murderers, Drunk Drivers & Sex Crime Felons
WELCOME TO OBAMA’S HOPE AND CHANGE: THIS IS CRIMINAL … OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SANCTIONS RELEASE OF ILLEGALS CONVICTED OF HOMICIDE AND MANSLAUGHTER BACK INTO THE UNITED STATES.
As reported at The Washington Times, in 2013 the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released 36,000 immigrants back into the US population that consisted of 116 with convictions for homicide, 43 for negligent manslaughter, 14 for voluntary manslaughter. This is unreal. Hey Jeb Bush, here are more of those folks that came to America illegally out of an ‘act of love’. These don’t look like misdemeanors Jeb. A note to Republicans, if you think you are going to pass “amnesty” or any immigration bill with Obama in office and a Democrat controlled Senate, you will lose in November and bring about finally the advent of a true Third Party. As Rep. Lamar Smith (TX-R) stated, “This would be considered the worst prison break in American history, except it was sanctioned by the president and perpetrated by our own immigration officials.”
Immigration officials knowingly released dozens of murderers and thousands of drunken drivers back into the U.S. in 2013, according to Obama administration statistics that could undercut the president’s argument that he is trying to focus on the most serious criminals in his immigration enforcement.
Among the 36,000 immigrants whom U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement released from custody last year there were 116 with convictions for homicide, 43 for negligent manslaughter, 14 for voluntary manslaughter and one with a conviction classified by ICE as “homicide-willful kill-public official-gun.”
The immigrants were in deportation proceedings, meaning ICE was trying to remove them from the country and could have held them in detention but released them anyway, according to the Center for Immigration Studies, which published the numbers Monday. The Washington Times also obtained the data.
“This would be considered the worst prison break in American history, except it was sanctioned by the president and perpetrated by our own immigration officials,” said Rep. Lamar Smith, Texas Republican. “The administration’s actions are outrageous. They willfully and knowingly put the interests of criminal immigrants before the safety and security of the American people.”
- 193 homicide convictions (including one willful killing of a public official with gun)
- 426 sexual assault convictions
- 303 kidnapping convictions
- 1,075 aggravated assault convictions
- 1,160 stolen vehicle convictions
- 9,187 dangerous drug convictions
- 16,070 drunk or drugged driving convictions
- 303 flight escape convictions
16 Year Old Maren Sanchez Stabbed to Death at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, CT (Update: 16 Year Old Suspect Arrested and Charged with Murder as a Juvenile Offender)(Friends Name Suspect, Chris Plaskon)
Murdered because she wouldn’t attend prom?
Maren Sanchez, a 16 year old student was stabbed to death at the Jonathan Law High School on Friday in Milford, Connecticut. The fatal attack happened at about 7:15 a.m. in a first floor hallway witnessed by students and a member of the school staff. Emergency medical personnel responded to the incident and Sanchez was taken to Bridgeport Hospital. However, Maren Sanchez was pronounced dead at about 7:40 a.m. A 16 year old suspect, also a junior at the high school, was arrested and charged with murder as a juvenile offender. The unnamed suspect is expected to be arraigned Monday at juvenile court in New Haven. It is being speculated that Maren Sanchez was attacked with a kitchen knife and killed after she told him she wouldn’t go to prom with him. However, the police have yet to confirm that motive at this time. Sanchez was stabbed on the day of the prom.
Rest in Peace
A 16-year-old girl was fatally stabbed by her classmate in a brutal attack in the hallway of Jonathan Law High School Friday morning, reportedly because she turned down his invitation to the junior prom, which was scheduled for Friday night.
Police said the girl, Maren Sanchez, a junior, suffered multiple lacerations to the neck, face and chest. School staff members, including a nurse, rushed to her aid after the attack, providing medical attention. Other staff members were able to “remove” the suspect from the hallway, police said. He was brought to a school office and taken into custody by School Resource Officer James Kiely. Police recovered a knife at the scene but have not yet said whether it was used in the attack.
Although authorities did not release the suspects names, friends identified him as 16 year old Chris Plaskon.
From Twitter – alisson ? ?@_l0velyalisson
Fellow students attending the Friday night vigil for slain Maren Sanchez are seen above with what was supposed to be the prom dress that Maren Sanchez would have been wearing.
It should have been one of the happiest nights of Maren Sanchez’s young life, with the right of passage of attending the Junior Prom. Instead, it turned out to be a parents worse nightmare and an all too common occurrence of violence in today’s school. The prom was canceled and instead of attending their prom, Connecticut high school students spent their Friday night at a seaside vigil for their murdered classmate. Her fellow students selected slain Maren Manchez as their junior prom queen.
About 200 members of the community and students, some donning their prom dresses and tuxedoes, gathered Friday evening at Walnut Beach in Milford, Conn., to remember 16-year-old Maren Sanchez, a junior who was murdered early Friday morning after rejecting a classmate’s invitation to the prom. Detectives say the boy is accused of stabbing Miss Sanchez near a school stairwell, lacerating her neck, chest and face with a knife that was recovered at the scene.
Robert L. Ranson, Early-Release Felon Charged with Kidnapping, Rape, Torture of a 16 Year Old Girl in South Los Angeles, CA
Non-violent Offender, eh? With these felons, it’s not a matter of if they will escalate, but when!
30 year old Robert L. Ranson, an early release felon, has been charged with the kidnapping, rape and torture of a 16 year old girl in South Los Angeles, California. Ranson was on probation as a “non-violent offender” under California’s prison realignment program when he decided to escalate his crimes. This thug is also a suspect in 3 other recent murders. So much for the non-violent offender. Ranson had previously served time for two carjackings and an assault with a firearm. Since when is the use if a firearm in a commission of a crime considered non-violent? How nuts are they in California to be releasing a danger like this to the public?
So this is how the liberals in charge in California protect the public? Take the guns away from law-abiding citizens and let felons out of prison early who are far from “non-violent”. BRILLIANT!
Robert L. Ranson, pic – California Department of Corrections
A man on probation as a “non-violent offender” under California’s prison realignment program has been charged with kidnapping, raping, and torturing a 16-year-old girl in South Los Angeles, and detectives suspect he may be connected to three other recent murders.
Robert L. Ranson, 30, was arrested in late March after the girl escaped from a U-Haul van in an alley near Imperial Highway and New Hampshire Ave., according to police and booking records.
The girl was covered in gasoline and said her attacker, later identified as Ranson, had tied her hands and taped her mouth, and was trying to light her on fire when she ran away, naked.
Ranson was tracked by detectives and arrested March 27th. He was booked on a 10-day probation violation, known as a “flash incarceration,” while the case was investigated.
Prosecutors charged Ranson for the teenager’s kidnapping April 3. An alleged accomplice, Julian Tobar, was charged with robbing the girl.
Colin Kaepernick Being Investigated for a Possible Sexual Assault, Also Ricardo Lockette & Quinton Patton Under Investigation (Police Report) … Could This be the Next Black Eye for the NFL? (Update: Kaepernick Responds in Tweets)
San Francisco 49er QB Colin Kaepernick may be the latest to commit an off the field personal foul.
Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for a possible sexual assault in Miami at the Viceroy Hotel on Brickell Avenue, as his name was connected with a sexual assault police report with the Miami Police Department. The incident is supposed to have occurred on April 1, 2014 when the unnamed woman went to the apartment of Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette, who played for the 49ers in 2012. Also at the apartment was Kaepernick and 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton.
Thursday was not full of good news for Colin Kaepernick, as his name was connected with a sexual assault information report with the City of Miami Police Department.
The news first surfaced via TMZ.com, who cited law enforcement sources that told them Kaepernick was being investigated for a possible sexual assault.
A Miami police spokesperson told CBSSports.com that police are following up on an information report that involves the 49ers quarterback.
In that report, a copy of which was obtained by CBSSports.com, a woman, whose name is redacted, states that on April 1, she went to the apartment of Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette, who played for the 49ers in 2012. At the apartment were Kaepernick and 49ers wide receiver Quinton Patton.
The woman states that the group “talked for a while and she mixed some drinks for all of them and gave them shots.” The woman states “they told her in order to drink the shots she had to ‘hit’ the bong which contained marijuana.”
The woman states she “started to feel lightheaded and went to a bedroom to lay down.” She says she “took off her jacket and jewelry” at which point “Mr. Kaepernick came behind her into the bedroom and started kissing her.”
She “advised that Mr. Kaepernick started to undressed [sic] her” and that “she got completely naked.”
At that point she claims Kaepernick left the bedroom and that “they did not have sex.” At that point in time, the woman claims Patton and Lockette “peeked” into the room and she yelled “What are you doing? Where’s Colin? Get out!”
The woman also claims she has had a sexual relationship with Kaepernick in the past.
While cops only described the situation as a “suspicious incident” — it’s clear they are investigating an alleged sex crime, due to the fact the case was referred to the Special Victim’s Office, which handles sex crimes.
The woman’s name was redacted from the police report (which is usually done to protect the accuser in a sex-related crime) … but she was described as a “black” woman.
UPDATE I: The 49ers released a statement saying, “The 49ers organization is aware of the recent media report regarding Colin Kaepernick and is in the process of gathering the pertinent facts.”
UPDATE II: Full Police report (pdf)
Twitter: Colin Kaepernick – @Kaepernick7
49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is taking to social media to respond to a police incident report naming him as a “suspect” in a suspicious incident, and responding to stories on TMZ that continue to refer to it as a “sexual assault” investigation.
Kaepernick writes in three tweets, “The charges made in the TMZ story and other stories I’ve seen are completely wrong. They make things up about me that never happened.”
The next tweet reads, “I take great pride in who I am and what I do, but I guess sometimes you have to deal with someone who makes things up.”
The third tweet, “I want to thank all of the people who have shared their encouraging sentiments. I assure you that your faith is not misplaced.”
School Stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, PA …Up to 20 Hurt in Pittsburgh-Area Attack (VIDEO)(Update: 7 Victims are reported with Life Threatening Injuries)(Update: Suspect in custody)(Update: Stabbing Suspect Named …Student, Alex Hribal)
As many as 20 students were hurt when a student went on a stabbing rampage through the classrooms and hallways at the Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, PA, outside Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning. Up to 20 people have been injured because of the mass stabbing. Four to five individuals have been sent to local hospitals. Four victims are said to have serious injuries. The authorities are reporting that the suspect is in custody.
Victims, as young as 15, were taken to four Pittsburgh-area hospitals. Two were in the operating room and a third was on the way, Dr. Chris Kaufmann, a hospital trauma director, told CNN. One hospital reported that it had patients as old as 60.
The stabbings were reported at Franklin Regional High School, in the suburb of Murrysville. Ambulances swarmed the parking lot.
Stevens said that the first call for help from the school came at 7:13 a.m., shortly after the school opened its doors for the day. The situation was under control by 7:30 to 7:40, he said.
The school district website said that high school students and middle school students nearby were “secure,” and that elementary school had been canceled for the day. They cited “a critical incident” at the high school.
At least 20 students were injured Wednesday morning in a stabbing incident at Franklin Regional Senior High School in the Pittsburgh area, said Dan Stevens, an emergency management agency spokesman.
Four people were flown to hospitals by helicopter, he said.
A message on the Franklin Regional School District’s website said all of its elementary schools were closed after the incident, and “the middle school and high school students are secure.”
Authorities said a suspect was in custody
The charges might not reflect all victims, according to Westmoreland County public safety spokesman Dan Stevens. Two other students were treated for injuries that were not from being stabbed.
Mr. Peck told the court that the suspect made some statements after school officials tackled him that indicated he wanted to die.
Defense attorney Patrick Thomassey described his client as a good student with no prior criminal record and no history of addiction to drugs or alcohol. He said his client is not a loner and interacts well with other students.
Mr. Thomassey described the incident as “bizarre” and asked for a mental evaluation to determine whether his client will be competent for an April 30 preliminary hearing.
Suspect Alex Hribal has been charged with 4 counts of attempted homicide and will be tried as an adult.
The 16-year-old student accused of going on a stabbing rampage today at a Pennsylvania high school “wasn’t a real well-liked kid” and had previously made death threats, the brother of a witness told ABCNews.com.
Alex Hribal is a sophomore at Franklin Regional High School, where the bloodshed happened today, said police. He’s being held at a juvenile detention center in Westmoreland County after being charged with four counts of attempted criminal homicide, 21 counts of aggravated assault and one count of possession of a weapon on school property.
He was denied bail.