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Gabriel Brandon Klein: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Gabriel Brandon Klein Photos Pictures

A released photo of Gabriel Klein. (Abbotsford Police Department)

A man has been accused of randomly killing a high school student and stabbing another in Canada. The suspect has been named as Gabriel Brandon Klein. He was born in 1995. At around 2 p.m. on November 1, Klein allegedly went into Abbotsford Secondary School in Abbotsford, British Columbia, and attacked two female students. One of the victims, Letisha Reimer, 13, died of her injuries, another Emily Isaak, 14, remains in a local hospital.

Here’s what you need to know:


1. Klein Was Apparently in a ‘Manic State’ When He Was Arrested

The Abbotsford News initially described the injuries suffered by the victims as “significant.”

The Vancouver Sun reports that that the suspect in the stabbing was “barefoot.” He is of no-fixed-abode and is known to frequent the Vancouver area, originally hailing from Alberta. Klein is thought to have been in British Columbia since February 2016.

Abbotsford High School Stabbing Video

(Screengrab via YouTube)

Global News’ reporter Rumina Daya tweeted that Klein has been charged with second-degree murder and aggravated assault. Daya added that Klein doesn’t appear to have a criminal record. Later, Daya reported that Klein refused to walk from his cell and that he was restrained for his safety. He has been ordered not to contact the surviving victim in any way.

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2. The Attack Has Been Described as ‘Random’

CKNW reports that officers do not believe that the attacker is a student. He is in custody. The stabbing is being investigated by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. Later, Abbotsford School District Superintendent Kevin Godden described the attack as “random,” confirming that the victims had no connection to the attacker.

Speaking to CTV News, a student at the school described seeing Grade 9 student Letisha Reimer being “stabbed four times.” The witness told the station, “I feel sick to my stomach. I was terrified, scared. She was really nice. I’ve seen her every day. She talked to me all the time.”

A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help Reimer’s family during this trying time.


3. A Video of the Attack Went Viral Shortly After Klein Was Arrested

Abbotsford School Stabbing Suspect

(Screengrab via YouTube)

A video of the attack began to circulate online in the aftermath of the stabbing. Superintendent Kevin Godden described the video as a “trigger to trauma,” according to CBC. He added that he didn’t feel the video should be shared on social media.


4. Local Police Have Credited School Staff With Subduing the Suspect

Local Police Chief Bob Rich told the media, “It appears he is not a student at this school and it is possible he has no connection to these two students.” NEWS 1130 reports that the attacker was subdued by teachers. Rich complimented the teachers saying, “I believe the staff were so proactive and so quick that further casualties were probably prevented because of their actions… it was very quick for them to subdue the suspect.” One resident who lives close to the school told the station, “It used to be a small town, but things like this keep popping up and it’s crazy. It hits really close to home, figuratively and literally.”

NEWS 1130 reports that the school will remain closed so that local police can “maintain the integrity” of the investigation into the tragedy.


5. There Are Over 1,200 Students Enrolled in the School

According to the school’s website, there are over 1,200 enrolled at the school. The principal is Rob Comeau. There are 58 teachers on staff. Having been known as Abbotsford Collegiate, the school changed its name back to Abbotsford Senior Secondary in 2012 to coincide with a major redevelopment of the campus. The school is located along Bevan Avenue in Abbotsford, about 45 miles south-east of Vancouver.

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      • I say we put that mother f***** in some oil and boil his ass .

        That’ll let the rest of them know we mean business ,you do some psycho stuff like that you’re a dead man.

        If you killed my daughter I’d be going to jail to get that mother f***** !!

        You would not be able to stop me !!

  2. Please remove this video from the story. The screen grab is more than what is necessary. So many have been traumatized by this and continue to be re-traumatized by the sharing of this video. Please respect the families and friends of the victims and the police requests to remove this video.

  3. It is horrible, that BC is flooded with homeless and mentally ill people from other provinces!
    What government will do about it!? You can see it more and more on our streets!!!

  4. Fame is a prime motivation for many of these crimes. STOP USING THEIR NAMES. Call them Dipshit Abbotsford#1, 2, 3 etc.
    And remove the video.

  5. Leave the video up…Letisha’s murder needs to be seen so that people can get so irate that they finally get off their asses and demand change!! We are far too complacent and politically correct. There is a major crisis with drug use and mental health issues in our youth. Time to change the laws so that treatment becomes mandatory and does not have an open door policy. They need to be confined in their treatment process and allowed to detox. Only then can you treat the underlying mental disorder if there is one. If a mental diagnosis is found, then in a mental facility they go. If not, then straight into a vocational training or jail. How do you pay for this? Change the welfare rules. Currently it’s the tax payers who have been made to be the enablers giving our hard earned money to the drug traffickers who should be all round up and shot along with the spineless politicians that serve them

  6. Video is part of news coverage. If you don’t want to watch, don’t. No one is being victimized. No one is being forced to watch. I would think that family and friends are gathered together in support of each other. NOT on social media or news station outlets, watching footage of their loved one being perpetrated by an obvious nut job. Get over it.

  7. It is illegal to publish the names of minors. Also please take down the video. There is no reason anyone needs to see that.

  8. Showing that screen capture, and mentioning the child’s name is in very poor taste.
    This isn’t journalism, it’s simply snsationalism.

  9. To all of you saying the video needs to stay up – most likely the parents have seen this video SINCE it was shown on the television. If my child was stabbed I would not want to see their death shown on live television or even a thumbnail on an article! The police department has already stated that the video is not to be shared at all. Have some sympathy for the family by NOT arguing for a video of their daughter being stabbed to stay on the internet.

    • After taking a second look at the just-released picture, are you 100% sure this guy is white-Caucasian as described on most media outlets? He may be an undocumented light-skin latino, a light-skin syrian refugee, a light-skin first nation, a light-skin eastern european…why is the police not taking him to court? does he has an accent? …my point is we need more information about this guy pronto, we may be up for a big surprise.

      This may sound very conspiracy theorized, but can the police confirm 100% that his real name is Gabriel Brandon Klein? I consider this declaration very intriguing: ” ‘It is rare that we don’t have a lot of those details about an individual.’ — Staff Sgt. Jennifer Pound
      Was he carying any kind of ID with him, or Police is releasing his name just based on his declaration? If ID, what kind of ID? 100% sure the ID is not fake? So no records, no social insurance, MSP, nothing that can give you a clue who is he or where he comes from?

      A final note: most media outlet says the guy was “barefoot”, but if you see the video it looks like he’s wearing some kind of slippers? The just-released picture shows him wearing sneakers, so he removed them before entering the building? You may think this is a non-issue but believe be it can help

      Before you bring the racist card please cut the crap I’m latino myself just trying to analyze the (Very small) info we have so far

      • or maybe he is an alien from the planet plotovirium??? … or a time traveller from bagersville?? ….

        your comments are sick as you try to do the racist – yes, racist – six degrees of separation bs insinuating you somehow are being intelligent while trying to refugees to the story of a meth crackhead whocareswhatcolourthey are POS – who is obviously caucasian … do you think the media/witnesses (where do you think the info came from??) and police are making stuff up to protect the nationality of GABRIEL??? Dude was from Alberta, is WHITE and is a POS … end of story …

        A final note: dont care that you are ‘latino’ – IF that is what you are, your BS insinuations are beyond reproach there ‘inspector’ … ‘just trying to analyze the (Very small) info we have so far’ my ass … if that is the case, you would already accept he is the white boy from AB that he is …

  10. You all should be criticizing the obvious sociopath student who took this and uploaded it to the net. That kid needs a lesson.

  11. Entire abbotsford community feel shattered by the tragedy.one young one gone and one alive to live in horrors whole life..fault of society which raise these horrible figures.i pray for the family and for the community to bear the loss.especiaaly student community.