MURRYSVILLE, PA – At least 20-people have been injured in a stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville.
Murrysville police Chief Thomas Seefeld says 19-of the victims are students, one of them is a school security guard.
A school security guard called in the stabbing at 7:13 a.m.
Seefeld wouldn’t detail the carnage beyond saying, “The juvenile went down the hallway and was flashing two knives around and injured the people.”
Police say the 16-year-old male student suspect is in custody and is a sophomore at the high school.
He was transported from the Murrysville Police Department by police car, and reportedly taken to a local hospital for superficial wounds.
Investigators haven’t determined a motive, but Seefeld said they’re looking into reports of a threatening phone call between the suspect and another student the night before. Seefeld didn’t specify whether the suspect reportedly received or made the call.
Jeff Dahlke with the security company who provides security for Franklin Regional High School says the suspect was armed with two knives.
“The alarm went off, and students started rushing outside, the security guard outside rushed in, and came upon his supervisor, and a vice principal who had the suspect in custody on the ground and was trying to control him, and try to get the weapons away from him,” Dahlke said.
Police say that security guard was stabbed in the abdomen.
Two student victims were in critical condition, according to Dr. Mark Rubino of Forbes Regional Medical Center.
Several local hospitals report patients were taken to their hospitals. Here is the breakdown of victims.
–8 at Forbes Regional Hospital
–5 at UPMC East
–4 at UPMC Children’s Hospital
–1 at UPMC Mercy
–1 at UPMC Presby
–1 at Allegheny General Hostpital