Searching for Answers Behind the 16-Year-Old Who Went on a Stabbing Rampage at School

Investigators look for clues to find out what provoked Alex Hribal to act out so violently.
2:14 | 04/10/14

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story, that stabbing spree at a Pennsylvania high school. Once again in this country we are studying a face and looking for a clue, trying to understand what made a teen-age boy crack. ABC's Ron Claiborne has the latest tonight. Reporter: The 16-year-old boy accused of this awful crime, betraying no emotion in public. But today, Alex Hribal's lawyer hinting troubles in his pay. I think there's a lot of things that have happened. I don't want to comment specifically. But I think there are some things that occurred that led to where we are today. Reporter: By all accounts. Alex was a typical teenager from a close knit family living a comfortable live in an up scale neighborhood. Reporter: His attorney describes Hribal as "Ozzie and Harriet," adding that they ate dinner together every night. Last night, Alex's father, Harold, a bank vice-president, could only offer his best wishes to the wounded. My prayers go out to everyone who was injured today and I hope they recover as quickly as possible. Reporter: There was no school today at franklin high, but outside, this sign -- "We love our school," it read. "We are strong." In the hospital, students visited students, and we heard tales of extraordinary heroism -- Gracey Evans, saved by her friend, Brett hurt, who was stabbed himself. He stepped right in front of me and took a stab for me really close to his spine. Reporter: Brett protecting you? Yes, he's the hero in this for me. He's my hero in this. Reporter: Speaking today at the hospital, Brett says Gracey Evans saved his life, too. I got stabbed in the back and it just had to -- she helped me to the next room and put pressure on my wound, make sure I didn't bleed out. Reporter: On a day of such horror, so many acts of braver, so many heroes. 8 of the 22 stabbing victims remain hospitalized. Brent going home just a few hours ago. Investigators are struggling to find a motive and including looking at the possibility that bullying was involved. Dia Diane. Thank you. Now a big headline about your money tonight. The market took a massive dive

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