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nw30



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:37 pm    Post subject: Knife nuts Reply with quote

Okay that does it for me, time for anti-knife legislation!!!
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Stabbing injures several on Lone Star College Cy-Fair campus

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A stabbing attack on the Lone Star College Cy-Fair campus on Tuesday left more than a dozen people injured, but one suspect was taken into custody after quick-thinking students jumped into action.

The violence broke out at about 11:20am at the rear of the Health Sciences Building on the Cy-Fair campus on Barker Cypress Road.

Student Steven Maida said, "I didn't see him hit anybody, I just saw girl walk out with hole in her cheek. One girl had a hole in her neck, and this other guy had cuts on the back of the neck, and the other guy had a slice on the neck."

Without hesitation, Maida and several other students ran after the suspect.

James, a student at the school, told Eyewitness News he saw the suspect, dressed in black, emerge from the building at a run, and he gave chase. When tackled, the suspect reportedly said, 'I give up, I give up.'

"One kid grabbed him by the backpack, the other grabbed him by the arm, and the kid just said he gave up, and we just sat on him until the cops came," Maida said. "It was definitely an adrenalin rush. I wouldn't want to hear a girl die, especially if I could have done something about it."

No motive for the attack has been determined.

James says the suspect may be hearing impaired, and was armed with a knife similar to an exacto knife, that may be used in animal dissection labs. Officials have not confirmed the specific type of weapon used in the attacks.

Sheriff Adrian Garcia confirmed the suspect taken into custody was a 21-year-old student, described as a white male.

"We do not know exactly what type of weapon was used, other than to say at this point that it was some type of instrument," said Sheriff Garcia. "We don't know whether a knife or some other type instrument."

The Harris County Sheriff's Department confirmed there were 14 victims. Four patients were taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Texas Trauma Institute and two more patients were transported by ground ambulance. The remainder were taken to North Cypress Hospital, and two people refused treatment at the scene. Two of the victims are listed in critical condition. North Cypress Hospital officials say all of the patients treated there had non-life threatning injuries and have since been released.

Students were held inside classrooms as the campus went into lockdown. One student told Eyewitness News he held a prayer circle with students in his classroom. Others were seen walking calmly to their vehicles in the parking lot. Deputies searched each vehicle before drivers were allowed to leave campus.

Cy-Fair ISD secured the following nearby campuses as a precaution: Aragon Middle, Postma Elementary, Fiest Elementary, Copeland Elementary, Birkes Elementary, Rennell Elementary, Robinson Elementary, Homesley Elementary, Jowell Elementary and The Berry Center. While the schools were not under an official lockdown, doors were locked and no visitors were allowed on campus.

Authorities say the investigation is an ongoing situation. They are reviewing video evidence and say the entire campus has been searched for evidence. There had been reports of a second suspect, but HCSO now confirms they believe the suspect acted alone and they have ended the search for any further suspects.

LSC-CyFair campus is closed for the remainder of the day/evening, but will reopen Wednesday morning. Counselors will be available to talk with students and employees and will be visiting the classes of those students who were victims as well. LSC-CyFair President Audre Levy also will also be holding debriefing sessions about the incident for faculty and students.

Rand Key, Sr. Vice Chancellor for Lone Star College system, said their thoughts and prayers are with those injured and their families.

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=9058352
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"Rand Key, Sr. Vice Chancellor for Lone Star College system, said their thoughts and prayers are with those injured and their families."

And that goes for me as well.

Maybe it's the culture of violence that is to blame, as opposed to the weapon of choice.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They need to ban cuttlery..
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are laws limiting carrying knives which have been on the books since I was a kid. I was busted for it in Kansas.
Those laws may be one reason such murders are less common.


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windoggie



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good thing he had a knife fetish, as opposed to the more common gun fetish.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant !!! NW , you have outdone yourself!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with NW. The culture of violence mixed with the widespread sale of weapons is a reason for a high murder rate in the US, and other countries with a high murder rate.
Every country stacked high with weapons has this problem.
Somalia, Afghanistan, Liberia, the US, etc.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was a kid I lived in an area where the culture of violence was in full force. We were unarmed so the only threat was of a beating. The only kid who got killed was a gun accident with a pistol at a family reunion.
Now they have a metal detector at the door of my Highschool which finds guns and knives nearly every day. The murder rate has soared.
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pueno



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

keycocker wrote:

Now they have a metal detector at the door of my Highschool which finds guns and knives nearly every day. The murder rate has soared.

Wayne LaPierre would argue that the metal detectors are the source of the problem because it enrages those kids and disrupts their clear thinking. And if only they'd give a pistol and knife to EVERY kid, then all would be cool and they wouldn't need those socialist Marxist liberal commie metal detectors.

Wouldn't you agree, Mikey?
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isobars



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stevenbard wrote:
They need to ban cuttlery..

That's not practical. They'll have to limit the capacity of those kitchen knife-holder blocks, declare pistol-grip handles illegal, and prevent eccentric people from becoming chefs.
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MULLDE102f



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, Mike (and others),

You lose again on this argument. The death toll in this case is zero, as of right now.

Right after Newtown, there was a guy in China who went on a stabbing rampage in an elementary school, and this was held up by the paranoid wingnuts as an example of "See! he could have done it with rocks or big sticks. Guns don't make a difference"

Of course they do. The death toll in the China case was also zero. As the parent of a five year old, I can tell you that I'll take a cut and traumatized child over a dead one.

Actually, I wonder if you have any kids, Mike. If you did I'll be it would make a big difference in your outlook.
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