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Pennsylvania school stabbings at Franklin Regional High School: UPDATE

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UPDATE (11:50 a.m.): It has been confirmed by WGN News that 20 persons were injured - 19 students and one security guard. The stabber who wielded knives during the incident is a 16-year-old student. No one was given life-threatening injuries in the incident.

Original story:

Pennsylvania school stabbings occurred on Wednesday morning at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville – some 15 miles east of Pittsburgh. Several persons were stabbed and one suspect was taken away by authorities, according to a Yahoo! News report on Wednesday morning. ABC News is reporting that as many as 20 persons have been injured.

There were as many as six persons stabbed at the school at approximately 7:20 a.m. Though the incident happened at the school, it is uncertain as to whether the suspect and the victims are students or adults – or perhaps a combination of both students and adults.

Several helicopters were seen taking people away from the crime scene to local hospitals, but it is believed that none of the injuries are life-threatening.

The Franklin Regional High School issued a bulletin stating that a critical incident had occurred at the high school, and all elementary schools were canceled for the day. It also said that the middle school and high school students were secure. The elementary and middle schools are part of the same school structure which has some 3,600 students from Murrysville, Export, and Delmont – which are all in Pennsylvania.

At last report, the high school was on lockdown and students were being kept there as officials recheck the building. Middle school students are being bused home.



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