Mass Stabbing at Pennsylvania School Leaves Multiple Students Injured

At least 20 people have been reported injured at a high school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania after a student reportedly went on a stabbing spree. The male suspect, reportedly a sophomore, is in custody and being questioned. While the victim count is high, there are no fatalities yet reported.


The majority of the victims at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, near Pittsburgh, were thankfully not seriously injured, but seven have been flown to local hospitals with what are being described as possible "life-threatening" injuries. At least three victims are in surgery for stab wounds to upper extremities.

At least one student reportedly applied pressure to another student's stab wound, possibly saving his or her life.

The victims were stabbed inside multiple classrooms and the hallways on the first floor. The incident apparently took about half an hour. A nearby elementary school has had classes cancelled for the day. The high school students have been reunited with their parents and the FBI is on the scene.

Currently, it is unclear what the motive was or how the student could have managed to stab so many people over such a long period of time. We have to at least be grateful the weapon was not an assault rifle. But that is small comfort for those who have been stabbed and seriously injured.

It's tragic that schools have become such dangerous places. Any time an incident happens like this, it's traumatic for students, staff, and parents alike. Our thoughts are with everyone at the school and community and especially those in the hospital. This is NOT the kind of thing that students should be subjected to, but unfortunately, it seems to have become our reality.

Here is live coverage of the incident.

Image via CBS Pittsburgh

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