At least 20 people have been injured, seven of them with “life- threatening” wounds, during a stabbing at Franklin Regional High School, and 16-year-old Alex Hribal — a student at Franklin — is now in custody as a suspect.
1. Updated — April 10, 6:35 a.m. ET:
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At least 20 people were injured in a stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Penn., Wednesday morning.
Franklin Regional Hospital said it received seven teenagers and one adult victim from the scene with “life-threatening” stab wound injuries. Victims ranged in age from 14 to 60.
A student, 16-year-old Alex Hribal, is now in custody. Hribal allegedly “slashed and stabbed” the other students, although a Westmoreland County Emergency Management spokesman says not all of the 20 were injured with the knife. It is not yet known what triggered the attack. Local news has captured an image of Hribal as he was taken away in custody.
3. Hribal will be charged as an adult with four counts of attempted homicide.
Suspect in Pennsylvania school stabbings has been charged as an adult with 4 counts of attempted homicide – @NBCNews
Of the 20 injured, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center received a dozen patients. Officials said two boys were in critical condition, and another two were in serious condition.
Five patients have been discharged, including three 15-year-old boys, a 16-year-old girl, and an adult.
According to classmates and local news, Nate Scimio — who took the below photo at a nearby hospital — was instrumental in preventing further violence by pulling the fire alarm to alert others of the stabbing. Scimio himself has yet to confirm his involvement in halting the attack.
The caption for the photo reads “Chillin at Children’s.”
White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that President Obama and the First Lady are sending their thoughts and prayers to the victims in Murrysville.
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