School Stabbing Spree: 20 Hurt
A student flashing two knives went on a stabbing rampage through the classrooms and halls of a high school outside Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning, authorities said. At least 19 students and a security guard were hurt, some with life-threatening injuries. The suspect, a 16-year-old sophomore, was in custody and being questioned by police, authorities said. His motive was unclear, said Dan Stevens, a Westmoreland County emergency management spokesman. The first photo of the suspect emerged several hours after the mayhem. NBC News is blurring the face of the teen in the photo, from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, because of his age. He had not been charged or identified. READ MORE HERE
Alex Hribal Identified As Suspect In Murrysville School Stabbing
EXPORT, PA — Police have identified and charged a 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing and slashing 21 fellow students and a security guard at a Pennsylvania high school. Authorities say Alex Hribal was being charged as an adult following the Wednesday morning attack in Murrysville, 15 miles east of Pittsburgh. READ MORE HERE
Alex Hribal, Franklin Regional Stabbing Suspect: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Police have identified 16-year-old Alex Hribal as the suspect in a mass stabbing Wednesday at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. Twenty-four people were injured in the attack, including 21 students who were stabbed. Eventually, police say, Hribal was wrestled to the ground by the school’s assistant principal, Sam King, and a security guard known as “Sarge.” READ MORE HERE
- The DA says 4 people are in critical condition, including one who was “eviscerated”
- Alex Hribal, 16, faces 4 counts of attempted homicide, 21 counts of aggravated assault
- Teachers use students’ hoodies as tourniquets on injured teens, student says
- An assistant principal tackled the accused attacker, authorities say READ MORE HERE
Student Victim ‘Chillin at Children’s’ After Stabbing
One victim of the stabbing spree at a western Pennsylvania high school took a moment to snap a selfie and let his Instagram followers know he was OK. Nate Scimio posted the photo and the caption “Chillin at Children’s” Hospital shortly after the stabbing rampage at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville. READ MORE HERE
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