Student Goes on Stabbing Spree at Pennsylvania High School
Police have identified and charged a 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing and slashing 21 fellow students and a security guard at a Pennsylvania high school.
UPDATE/EXPORT, PA - Police have identified and charged a 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing and slashing 21 fellow students and a security guard at a Pennsylvania high school.
Authorities say Alex Hribal was being charged as an adult following the Wednesday morning attack in Murrysville, 15 miles east of Pittsburgh.
He appeared before Magisterial District Judge Charles Conway and was charged with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault. He was shackled by his hands and feet and was dressed in a hospital gown.
The teenager's family lives in a two-story home with an attached garage in a nice subdivision of large, newer homes there. No one answered the door or phone calls.
The FBI was at the house Wednesday night.
Neighbors say the teenager is the younger of the family's two boys.
PITTSBURGH, PA - Police officers are still trying to figure out what the motive was in a high school stabbing in Pittsburgh Wednesday morning.
As many as 20 students were hurt when a classmate went on a stabbing rampage through the classrooms and halls of the school, authorities said.
It happened at Franklin Regional High School, in the suburb of Murrysville. Ambulances swarmed the parking lot.
The student suspect is in custody and is being questioned by police, a local emergency management spokesperson said.
At least 9 people ages 15 to 60 are at nearby hospitals, but the injuries do not appear life threatening.
The first call for help from the school came at 7:13 a.m., just after the first bell rang. Law enforcement got the situation under control by 7:40 a.m.
The school district's website states the high school students and middle school students nearby were "secure," and that elementary school had been canceled for the day.