Seven students are in the hospital with life-threatening injuries after a fellow student stabbed at least 20 people inside Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, April 9. At least four victims have been airlifted to the hospital for emergency treatment. The individual responsible is a male, and is now in police custody, according to reports.
A high school has been the scene of yet another horrible violent incident. Click inside for more details on this horrific stabbing incident.
20 High School Students Stabbed
Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville,Pennsylvania, about 15 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh, has been victimized by a cruel human being, according to CNN.
On Wednesday, April 9, a suspect was taken into custody after he stabbed at least twenty other students and teachers inside the high school, four of which suffered wounds that required them to be airlifted to a hospital for emergency surgery. The only information about the suspect is that he is a male student.
UPDATE: The suspect has been identified as 16-year-old sophomore, Alex Hribal. He has been charged as an adult with 21 counts of aggravated assault, four counts of attempted homicide, and one count of carrying a weapon on school grounds.
The ages of the victims range from 15 to 60, and all of the injuries reported so far are serious stab wounds.
Thankfully, the school has been secured, and students are being released to their parents by local police.
Franklin Regional updated their official website to alert parents immediately. Read their message below:
A critical incident has occurred at the high school. All elementary schools are cancelled, the middle school and high school students are secure. Additional information will be released as soon as possible. Please keep our campus clear of traffic.
8 Victims Admitted To Forbes Regional Hospital
Dr. Chris Kaufman from Forbes Regional Hospital called in to CNN to report that he is currently treating a total of eight victims.
According to the Dr. Kaufman, seven of those admitted are high school students. One is a teacher.
All eight victims are suffering from life-threatening injuries. Two of those victims are currently in emergency surgery.
As of right now, the hospital is not expecting any more victims to be admitted.
Public Safety Spokesman Dan Stevens revealed that some of the injuries were contained by fellow students who applied pressure to prevent bleeding.
Please stay tuned as more information becomes available.
— Lauren Cox