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Pa. school stabbings: Assailant injures 20 with 2 knives in school stabbings

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A 16-year-old student was responsible for the Pa. school stabbings reported in the press today. At least 20 people ranging from ages 15 to 16 were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School. Four victims are said to be seriously injured. ABC News reports April 9 that an assistant principal tackled the knife-wielding kid. If he hadn't acted when he did, authorities said the rampage in Murrysville could have been a lot worse.

Murrysville police chief Thomas Seefeld the suspect "went down a hallway and was flashing two knives around and injured the people."

No motive is clear in the Pa. school stabbings so far. Authorities are on the scene investigating the violent stabbing spree. One student described the suspect as a "pretty normal kid."

The stabbings began in the morning at the start of school Wednesday. Fortunately, there were no fatalities.

Other than the four people being seriously injured, the others suffered mostly cuts and scrapes. A security guard was stabbed in the stomach, police confirmed. A 17-year-old boy had a stab wound to the chest, which barely missed his aorta. Doctors are optimistic he'll survive.

Classes were canceled at the high school following the incident.

A lot more is developing in the Pa. school stabbings story.

Copyright © 2014 Heather Tooley

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