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Police: Pennsylvania student flashed 2 knives, injured 20

By The Associated Press

This article was originally published April 9, 2014 at 7:43 a.m. Updated April 9, 2014 at 11:04 a.m.


Students are escorted as they leave the campus of the Franklin Regional School District after more then a dozen students were stabbed by a knife wielding suspect at nearby Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and is being questioned.

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — A 16-year-old boy "was flashing two knives around" when he injured 19 students and a school police officer who eventually subdued him with the help of an assistant principal at a high school near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, a police chief said.

Murrysville police Chief Thomas Seefeld said the bloody crime scene at Franklin Regional High School, some 15 miles east of Pittsburgh, was "vast" and may take a couple days to process.

Police haven't named the suspect, who was taken into custody and driven from the police station in the back of a cruiser for treatment for a minor hand wound.

Investigators haven't determined a motive, but Seefeld said they're looking into reports of a threatening phone call between the suspect and another student the night before. Seefeld didn't specify whether the suspect reportedly received or made the call.

Two student victims were in critical condition, according to Dr. Mark Rubino of Forbes Regional Medical Center, the closest hospital to the school where eight victims were taken.

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billg3112091102 says... April 9, 2014 at 9:23 a.m.

Well, here we go. Let's ban all knives. No one should be allowed to own a knife for any reason.

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AmericasDoomed says... April 9, 2014 at 5:23 p.m.

We need background checks on knife owners.

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Packman says... April 9, 2014 at 6:23 p.m.

When seconds count, the police are only minutes away. All together now, ARMED STAFF IN SCHOOLS!

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