An assistant principal is being credited with helping to subdue an armed assailant at at high school near Pittsburgh Pa, today, April 9 2014.. The alleged assailant is a student who may have had a confrontation with another student just a few hours before the incident. The school, Franklin Regional High School is in Murrysville Pa, which is about 10 minutes away from Pittsburgh.
Two knives were recovered from the youth, who's name is not yet been released. 20 students were hurt. While Murrysville Police Chief Tom Seefeld said 16 of those were not life threatening, police did say that four students remain in critical condition. various news reports, another student saw what was going on and pulled a fire alarm. That action is credited for having saved lives . When the alarm sounded, it created confusion, as the entire student body was trying to exit the school enmasse.
As the students were leaving, it made it more difficult for the assailant and it was easier for the policeman and school administrator to subdue the attacker. He suffered a minor wound. Charges and a motive have not been announced. Chances are very good that all of the injured students will make a full recovery and the assailant will be tried as an adult. he is described as a 16 year old sophomore student.
The assailant is said to have stabbed multiple people throughout the school. Chief Seefeld has called the crime scene inside as "vast".