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

(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to show how the activities helped transform Quick—who was born deaf but had a cochlear implant when he was 7—from being withdrawn to socially engaged.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.

Michelle Alvarez, a student at Lone Star College's Cypress-Fairbanks campus, was one of those injured in the stabbing spree.
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)
Lone Star College student Michelle Alvarez, second from right, is examined by her aunt, Elena Tokarew, right.
Lone Star College student Michelle Alvarez, second from right, is examined by her aunt, Elena Tokarew, right.   (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, James Nielsen)
This photo provided by Michael Chalfan shows a man in custody after a series of stabbings at the Cy-Fair campus of Lone Star Community College in Cypress, Texas.
This photo provided by Michael Chalfan shows a man in custody after a series of stabbings at the Cy-Fair campus of Lone Star Community College in Cypress, Texas.   (AP Photo/Michael Chalfan)
A police helicopter circles above the Cy-Fair campus of Lone Star Community College in Cypress, Texas.
A police helicopter circles above the Cy-Fair campus of Lone Star Community College in Cypress, Texas.   (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Melissa Phillip)
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