DEVELOPING: Stabbing at Pennsylvania High School Leaves 20 Students Injured
byKaitlin StanfordApr 09, 2014
Just as many of us were going to work or putting the kids on the bus this morning, tragic news emerged out of Western Pennsylvania, where a stabbing spree at Franklin Regional High School has left 20 students injured.
According to early reports, the stabbing happened in the science wing of the school, and the suspect—a student at the high school—was immediately taken into custody. All injured students have now been taken to local area hospitals, with four of them needing to be air-lifted. Thankfully, though, none are said to have life-threatening injuries.
"We have 8 patients being taken into Forbes. Their ages range from 15 to 60," Jesse Miller, communication officer for Forbes Hospital, told the Daily News. "I can also confirm that we have another patient being taken to our parent hospital, Allegheny General Hospital."
Morris Hundley, a father of one of the students, described the chaotic scene he overheard on the phone when speaking to his daughter. “She was just frantic. I never heard her talk like that,” he told CBS Pittsburgh. “That’s why I got off the phone right away and came here as soon as I could.”