Subscribe Register Login

Friday, September 19, 2014, 12:53 a.m.
Top Picks - Mobile App

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

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.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

Comments on: Police: Pennsylvania student flashed 2 knives, injured 20

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

Displaying 1 - 4 of 4 total comments

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.

( | suggest removal )

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

We need background checks on knife owners.

( | suggest removal )

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!

( | suggest removal )

  • page
  • 1
Click here to make a comment

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

TOP JOBS

Search 877 jobs >

Top Picks - Mobile App
Arkansas Online