Stabbing Spree Suspect Is 20-Year-Old Student
Fellow student says Dylan Quick's spree foiled by broken blade
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 9, 2013 6:49 PM CDT
Michelle Alvarez, a student at Lone Star College's Cypress-Fairbanks campus, was one of those injured in the stabbing spree.   (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, James Nielsen)

(Newser) – The man who slashed at least 14 classmates at a community college in suburban Houston today has been identified by local media—including the Houston Chronicle and ABC 13—as 20-year-old Dylan Quick. Police haven't offered any clues about a motive. Quick is a student at the Cy-Fair campus of Lone Star College, and not much is known of him. A college blog post just last week, however, recounted how Quick began taking part in teen activities on campus a decade ago, reports the Chronicle. The purpose of the post was to show how the activities helped transform Quick—who was born deaf but had a cochlear implant when he was 7—from being withdrawn to socially engaged.

"Initially reluctant to participate, Dylan was homeschooled and very shy," said the post. A neighbor described him today as "very calm," adding that "he's always working with his dad outside. They're good people." A separate Chronicle story talks to a student who happened to be in the custody of campus police when Quick was brought in. "He said he was trying to go on a killing spree but the (expletive) blade broke." Two students remained in critical condition as of this evening, reports AP.

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tank229
Apr 10, 2013 10:24 AM CDT
Took 14 people for someone to have enough balls to tackle the guy. Culture of violence? It's more like culture of being a pussy.
coolcobramatt
Apr 10, 2013 8:54 AM CDT
@ ECON_101..."At" Nauseum? Next time if you are trying to fake intelligence, "ad" least Google the word first.
orlandojonny
Apr 10, 2013 8:15 AM CDT
This was a hobby knife with a 1/2 inch blade used to cut balsa wood for model cars and planes amongst other things. Should we use the gun control argument and now ban hobby knives? Rounding up the mental cases would make a whole lot more sense.