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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Stabbing Spree Across Lone Star campus Came From Fantasies Of Stabbing People To Death Since Elementary School


Deaf student charged in Lone Star campus stabbings chillingly tells police of his 'fantasies to stab people to death since elementary school' as it emerges the long-planned college attack 'was thwarted because his knife broke!


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A deaf student has admitted to slashing 14 of his classmates in a stabbing spree across his Texas college campus on Tuesday - telling police he has had fantasies of stabbing people to death since elementary school. 
Dylan Andrew Quick, 20, also told a fellow inmate that his real plan was to kill the students he attacked but the razor-knife he was using broke mid-way through his planned assault. 
The accountancy student, of Cypress, Texas, was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after the random stabbing attacks which took place across Lone Star College's campus buildings from 11am. 
Violent fantasies: Police reported that Dylan Quick had admitted his role in the Lone Star College stabbings last night and had fantasized about knifing people to death since elementary school
Violent fantasies: Police reported that Dylan Quick had admitted his role in the Lone Star College stabbings and had fantasized about knifing people to death since elementary school

Concerns: Tiffany Quick, pictured with her son, had enlisted her son into library classes as a teenager because she was fearful he wasn't socializing enough. He was home-schooled as a child after being born deaf
Concerns: Tiffany Quick, pictured with her son, sent him as a teenager to library classes at the college because she was fearful he wasn't socializing enough. He was home-schooled as a child after being born deaf

He allegedly slashed at students, many of whom were female, in a random rampage across the campus cutting them in the face or neck. 
Two of the victims are still in a critical condition in hospital. 
Donna Hawkins, an official with the Harris County Prosecutor's Office announced the charges on Tuesday night and said the student, described as 'a shy loner', had admitted to the attacks, he had planned over a long period of time. 

    'According to the statement the suspect voluntarily gave investigators, he has had fantasies of stabbing people to death since he was in elementary school,' she said. 
    'He also indicated that he has been planning this incident for some time.'
    The Houston Chronicle also reported fellow student Desmond Lago, who had been arrested by campus police on a trespassing offense, claim he had spoken to Quick, who told him of his thwarted intention to kill his victims.
    'We were sitting on the floor while a cop sat in a chair,' Lago told the newspaper 'I asked him, did you do it? And he said yes. Then the cop told us to stop talking to each other.'
    Happy: In a teenage blog, Dylan Quick came across as a happy teenager talking about fun holidays with his parents
    Happy: In a teenage blog, Dylan Quick came across as a happy teenager talking about fun holidays with his parents and his love of books

    Stabbing suspect: This photograph, posted onto Instagram, is allegedly Dylan Quick, the assailant who rampaged around Lone Star community college this afternoon.
    Stabbing suspect: This photograph, posted onto Instagram, is allegedly Dylan Quick, the assailant who allegedly rampaged around Lone Star community college this afternoon

    Apprehended: The suspect in the Lone Star College stabbings is led away by law enforcement officials this afternoon
    Apprehended: The suspect in the Lone Star College stabbings is led away by law enforcement officials 

    This man, Steven Maida is believed to have wrestled the alleged armed assailant who attacked a Houston community college this afternoon along with two other students
    Hero: Steven Maida is believed to have wrestled with the armed assailant who attacked a Houston community college this afternoon

    Lone Star College hero Steven Maida with a friend (left and right) Steven has received praise for his brave actions in tackling Dylan Quick - the knife wielding assailant at the Houston Texas community college Lone Star College hero Steven Maida with a friend (left and right) Steven has received praise for his brave actions in tackling Dylan Quick - the knife wielding assailant at the Houston Texas community college
    Lone Star College hero Steven Maida with a friend (left and right) Steven has received praise for his brave actions in tackling Dylan Quick - the knife wielding assailant at the Houston Texas community college 

    Steven Maida describes how Dylan Quick raised his arms and screamed 'I give up!' after he and fellow students apprehended him yesterday after Quick went on a frenzied stabbing spree yesterday
    Steven Maida describes how Dylan Quick raised his arms and screamed 'I give up!' after he and fellow students apprehended him yesterday after Quick went on a frenzied stabbing spree yesterday

    Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia speaks during a press conference yesterday where he confirmed that students had indeed helped to subdue the knifeman today at Lone Star College
    Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia speaks during a press conference yesterday where he confirmed that students had indeed helped to subdue the knifeman today at Lone Star College

    When the officer looked away, Lago said, he asked Quick, 'What were you trying to do? He said he was trying to go on a killing spree but the (expletive) blade broke.'
    The Sheriff's Office confirmed that Quick's 'razor-type' knife broke during his attacks. 
    'There were pieces of blade in at least one victim, broken blade pieces in the area where the cutting occurred, and the handle to a razor-type knife was found in a backpack that Quick was carrying when he was arrested,'  Hawkins added.
    Quick was profiled on a university website just nine days ago and presented as a success story for the school's outreach work within the local community.
    This map shows where Lone Star College Cy-Fair Campus is near to Houston, in Cypress, Texas, where a multiple stabbings incident took place today
    This map shows where Lone Star College Cy-Fair Campus is near to Houston, in Cypress, Texas, where a multiple stabbings incident took place today
    The 12-year-old home-schooled boy visited an on-campus branch of Harrison County Public Library to learn and indulge in his love of books. 
    The website spoke about how his mother, Tiffany Quick, was fearful he was not socializing fully because of his disability.
    The post on April 1 reads: 'Dylan first started coming to campus at the age of 12 when his mother Tiffany involved him in the library’s teen activities.  
    'Initially reluctant to participate, Dylan was home-schooled and very shy, and Tiffany wanted him to be in a setting to socialize with other teens and also to be intellectually stimulated.'
    'Tiffany had removed Dylan from the public school system when the school placed him in a classroom for students with special needs. There, Dylan stagnated.'
    'During the first two years of Dylan’s participation in the library’s teen activities, he rarely spoke.  But after those two years it was if a floodgate had opened up and Dylan became loquacious, sharing his analyses of literature and socializing with his book club comrades.'
    Quick was born deaf and received a cochlear implant at the age of seven, which improved his hearing. 
    The blog said: 'In addition to a love a math, he still has a passion for reading, cultivated and nurtured in the library book clubs. His room at home, he explains, barely contains his 1,000+ collection of books. In the future he plans to build and host an online international book club to connect people of all ages from around the world.'
    He was planning to transfer to the University of Houston after earning his associate degree.
    He wrote for a library blog under the name Rock Star as a teen and presented his life as a normal, happy child.
    He listed his favorite book as The Phantom of the Opera and talked about his love of bands such as Green Day and U2.
    He spoke about happy family getaways with his parents and his concerns for the environment and the homeless. 
    Neighbors confirmed that Dylan was a quiet but kind boy and spoke of their shock at the incident. 
    Michael Lindon told the Houston Chronicle he was a 'nice kid' who is 'real quiet and keeps to himself'.

    'He doesn't have any friends. Nobody comes over there,' Lincoln added.

    First guns now knives: Terror strikes Lone Star College for the second time in three months:

    • In January two gunmen opened fire on the college campus leaving three injured and another suffering from a heart attack.
    • The gun battle was reportedly between two students who exchanged fire in the north campus of the college which has 90,000 students.
    • Two people were wounded, and a 22-year-old man was eventually charged with aggravated assault
    • One of the injured was the college's maintenance man who got caught in the cross fire. A woman was said to have suffered a heart attack.
    He also told of how the student recently helped him when his car was struck by a branch.
    'I can't imagine what would have happened to that young man to make him do something like this. He is very normal,' Magdalena Lopez, 48, told the Chronicle.
    'I can't believe he would do it,' she added.
    Officers attended the family home on Tuesday night where they were speaking to Dylan's parents Tiffany and Tim. 
    He is believed to be an only child.
    Steven Maida, Erik Bertrand, Ryan Ballard and another student named James managed to wrestle Quick to the floor and waited for police to arrive following the stabbings.
    In a very modern take on heroism, Maida posted a picture of the suspect onto his Instagram account, explaining how he ran to intercept him as the stabbings began and then an hour later posted a congratulatory self-portrait of himself inside a police car after his bold act.
    This frame grab provided by KTRK shows the scene above the Cy-Fair campus of Lone Star Community College in Cypress, Texas, today after the mass stabbing
    This frame grab provided by KTRK shows the scene above the Cy-Fair campus of Lone Star Community College in Cypress, Texas, today after the mass stabbing

    In this photo provided by Teaundrae Perryman, a victim is loaded into an ambulance after being wounded in a stabbing attack on the Lone Star community college system's Cypress, Texas campus on Tuesday
    In this photo provided by Teaundrae Perryman, a victim is loaded into an ambulance after being wounded in a stabbing attack on the Lone Star community college system's Cypress, Texas campus on Tuesday

    A victim of the multiple stabbings is wheeled into an ambulance outside the Lone Star community college today
    A victim of the multiple stabbings is wheeled into an ambulance outside the Lone Star community college today

    One of up to 15 victims of the stabbing today just outside Houston is loaded onto the ambulance after he suffered knife wounds today
    One of up to 15 victims of the stabbing today just outside Houston is loaded onto the ambulance after he suffered knife wounds today

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    Eleven feared stabbed on college campus

    Emergency workers rush to move an injured woman from science block of the Lone Star community college today
    Emergency workers rush to move an injured woman from science block of the Lone Star community college today

    Confirming through Twitter that he and two other men wrestled the suspect to the floor, Maida, was inundated with messages of support on social media and appeared on CNN and Fox News via a telephone interview.
    'I was walking back from the cafe and bookstore and I see people running different ways and I thought it was a tour,' explained Maida to Fox News.
    'Then I hear someone say my friend has been stabbed and then this girl walks out with a hole in her cheek.
    'I said where's he at? Where's he at?'
    'So I go inside, upstairs and as I do, another girl has a hole in her throat and I looked up at the staircase and there is blood on the staircase.
    Rushing around the science block looking for the assailant, Maida and the others had the unidentified man pointed out to them by other frightened students.
    'We ran outside but he was 100 feet in front of the security guards, but they were taking their time,' said Maida.
    'He takes us through the building and almost loses us, but one girl said he went that way - we saw him, we chased him and we tackled him down.'
    Students run from the Lone Star College's Cy-Fair campus in Cypress, Texas, after a student went on a building-to-building stabbing attack that wounded at least 14 people
    Students run from the Lone Star College's Cy-Fair campus in Cypress, Texas, after a student went on a building-to-building stabbing attack that wounded at least 14 people

    Cassie Foe hugs classmate Christian Wilson after leaving from the Cy-Fair campus of Lone Star Community College in Cypress, Texas, where she witnessed a male friend getting stabbed on Tuesday
    Cassie Foe hugs classmate Christian Wilson after leaving from the Cy-Fair campus of Lone Star Community College in Cypress, Texas, where she witnessed a male friend getting stabbed on Tuesday

    A Twitter picture of a victim of the Houston community college stabbing is tended to by her friends
    A Twitter picture of a victim of the Houston community college stabbing is tended to by her friends

    Students wait to leave Lone Star College's Cy-Fair campus in Cypress, Texas, where a student went on a building-to-building stabbing attack todayStudents wait to leave Lone Star College's Cy-Fair campus in Cypress, Texas, where a student went on a building-to-building stabbing attack today
    Students wait to leave Lone Star College's Cy-Fair campus in Cypress, Texas, where a student went on a building-to-building stabbing attack today

    Lone Star College student Michelle Alvarez, (second from right), is examined by her aunt Elena Tokarew, (right), after the stabbings at Lone Star College's Cypress-Fairbanks campus today
    Lone Star College student Michelle Alvarez, (second from right), is examined by her aunt Elena Tokarew, (right), after the stabbings at Lone Star College's Cypress-Fairbanks campus today

    Explaining that the assailant held a knife, Maida told Fox News the weapon was out of sight.
    While one student grabbed his back-pack Maida and James pulled him down by his arms, which caused him to scream out 'I give up, I give up'.
    'His hands were in the air and he said ‘I give up.’ … I was screaming at this guy, I was just like, ‘Why!? Why would you do this to girls!?’
    Maida said he wasn’t scared during the extraordinary attack.
    'I don’t know why I wasn’t. I guess you grow up in Houston, you’re not scared of that kinda stuff.'
    Ballard told the Houston Chronicle about how the group stopped the attacker. 
    'I'm a pretty big dude,' 6 feet 4 Ballard who weighs about 235 pounds told the newspaper. 
    'I pushed him down with my elbow and I had my knee on his back while he (student) was holding his face in the ground.'
    'If we wouldn't have stopped him, who knows what he would have done?'
    Police yesterday thanked the students for intervening. 
    'Some of the details in the call slip did indicate that students or faculty were actively responding to work to subdue this individual,' said Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia. 
    'So we're proud of those folks, but we're glad no one else is injured any more severely than they are.'

    A victim is transferred by air to hospital in Houston following the mass stabbing at the Lone Star community college  
    A victim is transferred by air to hospital in Houston following the mass stabbing at the Lone Star community college

    Nursing student Jessica Moffett, who rendered aid to injured students, talks on the phone today in the aftermath of the mass stabbings at a Houston community college
    Nursing student Jessica Moffett, who rendered aid to injured students, talks on the phone today in the aftermath of the mass stabbings at a Houston community college

    Sheriff's deputies responded to 911 calls at just after 11 a.m. (12 a.m. ET) on Tuesday saying there was a suspect attacking people with a blade at the Lone Star college campus which is in the northwest of Houston.
    12 people were rushed to hospital, including four people who were airlifted by helicopter - two of whom are still in a critical condition.
    Students who heard the attack described the sound as like a rock concert and heard people scream out in pain.
    The attack began at about 11.15 a.m. on Tuesday at the rear of the Health Sciences Building on the Cy-Fair campus on Barker Cypress Road.
    The school went on lock-down after initial reports there was a second assailant - but Harris County Sheriff's spokesman Alan Bernstein said he was sure that one one suspect acted alone.
    'The initial reports said we have two suspects, but what I believe now is it was the same person running from building to building,' a police spokesman said at a press conference.
    At around 2 p.m., Marianna Sviland, a teacher at the community college said that students and staff were being allowed back into the school.
    The school was closed for the day and will reopen on Wednesday.

    Harris County Sheriffs Officers prepare to enter the Health Science Center in the Cy-Fair campus of Lone Star College where at least 14 people were wounded in a stabbing today
    Harris County Sheriffs Officers prepare to enter the Health Science Center in the Cy-Fair campus of Lone Star College where at least 14 people were wounded in a stabbing today

    Life Flight personnel rush a victim wounded in a stabbing attack on the Lone Star community college system's Cypress, Texas campus into Memorial Hermann Hospital this afternoon
    Life Flight personnel rush a victim wounded in a stabbing attack on the Lone Star community college system's Cypress, Texas campus into Memorial Hermann Hospital this afternoon

    Student Teaundrae Perryman said he was in class when he received a text message from a friend and went outside to see a young woman being loaded into an ambulance with what appeared to be stab wounds to either her neck or head. 
    'I was concerned but I wasn't afraid because I was with a large group of people,' the 21-year-old said, at the time, before adding. 
    'The police got to the scene very quickly.' 
    Courtland Sedlachek, 18, was in class when his phone started buzzing along with the phones of everyone else in class. 
    The room was temporarily locked down, but students were let out and off campus a short time later, in what Sedlachek described as an orderly evacuation.
    He described his reaction as a 'little bit of nervousness.'
    The school has approximately 90,000 students spread over more than a dozen campuses.
    A different Lone Star system campus was the site of a January shooting. Two people were wounded, and a 22-year-old man was charged with aggravated assault.

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