Lone Star College in Cypress, Texas was added to the list of school attacks yesterday when a 20-year-old student went from classroom to classroom stabbing other students at the Texas community college. The student, Dylan Quick, was arrested and charged yesterday after wounding at least 14 people. But it could have been a lot worse if not for Steven Maida and three other fearless students.
Maida talked to Zazza & Julie Wednesday after he was identified as one of the people that helped detain Quick before authorities arrived.
Maida was on campus and saw some people running out of classrooms with injuries and was looking to help anyone when the assailant was spotted downstairs from where Maida was. That is when Maida took action along with three other students.
“I ran back downstairs and started running after him,” Maida said about joining up with three other students passing security in pursuit of Quick. “We just kept running, chased him through a building, chased him out of the back of a building and caught him in a parking lot.”
Once catching Quick one of the pursuers grabbed him by the backpack, while another grabbed his arm and they all helped take him to the ground, Maida described.
Maida didn’t know Quick, had never seen him before in his life but rushed to help fellow students when he realized what was going on.
Of the stabbing victims two were listed in critical condition according to Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia.
Steven is being hailed a hero by many for helping apprehend Quick, but the 18-year-old doesn’t think the word is appropriate for him.
“It’s kind of over the top as far as a hero. Maybe just an open-hearted person. I like to care for people,” Maida said. “There are many cops and firefighters that never get called a hero.”
While Maida may not like the phrase hero to be attached to his name, Julie Fisk doesn’t care. “We’ll call you a hero for you.”
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