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Pennsylvania school stabbings: 20 stabbed in 30 minute knife rampage by student

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20 kids are injured after a sophomore in high school came to school with a knife and stabbed his school mates. The stabbings took place at the Frankly Regional Senior High School in the Pittsburgh area, according to CNN News on April 9.

Some of the injuries are “clearly life-threatening” said Dr. Chris Kaufmann at Forbes Regional Hospital, where several of the students were airlifted for emergency lifesaving treatment. Kaufman reports that his hospital is currently treating seven teens with stab wounds in their abdomen, torso, chest and back areas.

The unnamed suspect, who is in custody, just took out his knife at the beginning of school and went on a stabbing rampage. One girl, who witnessed the suspect with the knife, pulled the fire alarm to quickly get attention to the area of the campus where the student stabbings were occurring. She is credited with quick and smart thinking today according to Fox News live on Wednesday morning. The 20 students stabbed range in age from 14 to 17.

It is not known why this student started stabbing his classmates. It is not known if he randomly picked students or if the students that he stabbed were his targets. The school is in a quiet suburb about 15 miles outside of Pittsburgh.

Update 4/9 at 10:15 a.m.: Fox News live reports one of the hospitals treating the injured has three students in surgery and all the students stabbed are getting CT-scans to see how deep the stab wounds are. The FBI are on scene helping local police trying to determine why this stabbing took place. Students are being treated at four area hospitals.

Update 4/9 at noon: Authorities report that this stabbing rampage went on for 30 minutes as a 16-year-old student armed with two knifes ran from classroom to classroom stabbing people in an uncontrollable manner.