20 School Students Injured in Stabbing Spree at Franklin Regional Highschool

Guns, knives? Why can’t we just have faculty armed with weapons to take all of these kids out after they injure student #1?

Wake up, people.

 

 

MURRYSVILLE (KDKA) – Police and paramedics are on the scene of a stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville.

Dan Stevens with Westmoreland Emergency Management says 20-students have been injured, four of those are serious.

A school resource officer called in the stabbing at 7:13 a.m.

Police say the male suspect is in custody, and is reportedly a student at the school.

Forbes Hospital says 7 victims have been taken to their hospital, 1 victim has been flown to Allegheny General Hospital, and 2 taken to UPMC-Presby.

 

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Hospital officials say patients range from 15-to-60-years old.

CEO of Forbes Hospital tells KDKA’s Heather Abraham that one-student applied pressure to an injured classmate, possibly saving student’s life.

Three others are in surgery.

Three air medical helicopters were dispatched to the scene as well as dozens of ambulances.

According to a witness, the stabbings happened in the science wing of the building.

“One of the children that pulled the alarm, my daughter said, after the incident happened to clear the school. She reported to me it was a 10th grade student,” parent Tim Graham told KDKA.

Franklin Regional school district has canceled all elementary classes and say that high school and middle school students are secured.

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Franklin Regional High School posted this statement on their website.

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.

Murrsville Police say all parents of students are to report to Heritage Elementary. Students will be transported there to be picked up.