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Dylan Quick mugshot(CNN) — (CNN) — The 20-year-old student who authorities said went on a stabbing spree Tuesday at Lone Star College near Houston, Texas, is undergoing psychological evaluation Wednesday, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office says.

Officials have said Dylan Quick was charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon — charges filed for the three most severely wounded of 14 victims.

The campus shut down Tuesday, but will reopen Wednesday.

Quick was born deaf and received a cochlear implant at age 7, CNN affiliate KPRC reported. An article on how he overcame challenges early in life appeared on a Lone Star student blog the first week of April.

Quick told investigators he had fantasies of killing people and had been planning the attack for some time, sheriff’s officials said late Tuesday. Quick used “a razor-type knife” to stab his victims, they added.

CNN’s Ed Lavandera and Jason Morris contributed to this report.

From Chandler Friedman, (CNN) — At least 14 people were injured in a stabbing incident Tuesday morning at Lone Star College’s CyFair campus in the Houston area, officials said.

Authorities have detained one suspect at the campus in Cypress, Texas — so far the only suspect at this point, a sheriff’s spokesman told reporters Tuesday afternoon.

Student Maya Khalil, 19, was in class in the campus’ health sciences building when the incident happened, she said. She managed to take photos of the chaotic scene as it unfolded.

“It was really scary,” Khalil said.

Authorities released different accounts of how many people were wounded.

Robert Rasa, a spokesman for the CyFair Volunteer Fire Department, said 15 people were hurt. Sheriff’s officials said 14 people were wounded.

The school was on lockdown Tuesday afternoon while authorities combed the campus to ensure no other injured people or attackers were there, Harris County sheriff’s spokesman Alan Bernstein said.

Marianna Sviland, a teacher at the college, told CNN at 2 p.m. (3 p.m. ET) that students and staff were being allowed to leave campus.

Bernstein said it wasn’t clear whether all of the injured people were stabbed.

“It’s possible other people were running away” and became injured that way, he said.

Four people were taken to a hospital by helicopter, authorities said. The conditions of the victims weren’t immediately available.

The four flown to a hospital “were in a dire enough situation that they were taken out on helicopters,” Bernstein said.

Bernstein said it will take time for authorities to go through the campus and “make sure there (is) not another suspect or suspects.”

“I do believe the confrontation was limited to a few (classrooms) or just one classroom — not anybody roaming around and getting into a large number of areas,” Bernstein said.

Details about what led to the incident weren’t immediately released.

“Stay away from the area. Seek shelter in a secure location until the incident is resolved,” the school posted on its website.

Tuesday’s incident comes more than two months after three people were wounded in a shooting at a different Lone Star College campus — the North Harris campus in Houston.

CNN’s Paul Caron, Chuck Johnston and Jason Hanna contributed to this report.

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