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20 Stabbed, 1 Arrested in PA School Attack

A doctor says some victims of a multiple stabbing at a high school near Pittsburgh have suffered injuries classified as life-threatening, though all are expected to survive.

Ambulance outside Franklin Regional HIgh School near Pittsburgh following a stabbing incident (
Ambulance outside Franklin Regional HIgh School near Pittsburgh following a stabbing incident (CBS Pittsburgh)

Dr. Chris Kaufman says two victims were in the operating room and one was awaiting surgery at Forbes Regional Medical Center, a few miles from Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville.

Officials say four students were believed to be the most seriously injured Wednesday morning by a fellow student who stabbed or slashed others, injuring as many as 20.

Westmoreland County emergency management spokesman Dan Stevens says not all of the 20 injured were cut by the knife, though most were. Some suffered scrapes and cuts in the mayhem that ensued.

The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

An emergency official says several people were stabbed at a high school near Pittsburgh and a suspect has been taken into custody.

Dan Stevens, the spokesman for Westmoreland County emergency management, says five or six people were reported stabbed Wednesday morning at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville. That’s about 15 miles east of Pittsburgh.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the suspect and the victims are students, adults or a mix of both. But Stevens says it doesn’t appear any of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries.

School officials and Murrysville police didn’t immediately return calls seeking further details.

Parents have been notified and may pick up their children at the school.


(© 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed)

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