This Wednesday a 16-year-old who was armed with two knives went on a stabbing spree 15 miles east of Pittsburgh at Franklin Regional High School and left around 20 people injured.
There was an officer at the school at the time of the stabbing, and he too was injured. However, the officer and the school's assistant principal was able to finally subdued the young man.
The officer who was injured was larer discharged.
Eight if the 20 injured were transported to Forbes Regional Medical Center due to its close proximity to the crime scene.
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center treated another dozen of the injured. They have stated that " a 17-year-old boy and 14-year-old boy were in critical condition, a 17-year-old boy and a 16-year-old boy were in serious condition, and a 17-year-old boy and two 17-year-old girls were in fair condition."
All of the students harmed in this horrific incident are expected to survive, though many of their wounds are life threatening. It was described as a bloody crime scene by the local police chief, Thomas Seefeld, who was also one of the first to respond.
Though the suspect has not been named, he was taken into custody. Sources say he had a minor wound to his hand.
The motive is not clear, though it is thought to be associated with a phone call that resulted in an argument between the suspect and another student that took place the night before his stabbing spree took place.
The only thing that Seefeld has released in line of details is that "The juvenile went down the hallway and was flashing two knives around and injured the people."
He went on to say that Nate Scimio, a student, pulled a fire alarm after seeing some of the victims being stabbed." Seefeld also said that "The fire alarm being pulled probably assisted with the evacuation of the school and that was a good thing that that was done."
Nate Scimio was injured, but is doing fine. His heroic action and quick thinking alerted other students to the danger and saved a lot of lives.