Yet another school tragedy has occurred. On Wednesday morning, a male sophomore student at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania went on a stabbing spree. According to officials, at least 20 students were injured by the alleged attacker who is currently in custody.
School resource officer, Murrysville Police Chief Thomas Seefeld and a school principal had “an interaction” with the suspect, leading to his arrest. It was a fire alarm which assisted the evacuation of the school. As reported by CNN, Four people were flown to hospitals by helicopter.
Seven teens and one adult were being treated at nearby Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, according to Dr. Chris Kaufmann. The injuries have been described as “quite serious” and “some are clearly life-threatening,” he said.
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Victims were stabbed in their torso, abdomen, chest and back areas, and two people were sent to surgery immediately after arriving, he said. Those two patients had low blood pressure, he said.
Three of the seven stabbed teenagers taken to Forbes are still in the operating room, chief medical officer Dr. Mark Rubino said. All of the seven suffered knife wounds, most to lower abdomen, he said.
The rest were being evaluated to see whether surgery was necessary, Kaufmann said.
Rubino said he expects all seven stabbed teenagers who were taken there to survive, “but I do want to stress the critical nature of their injuries.”
The adult was not stabbed but is being treated for a medical condition, according to hospital officials, who declined to specify the adult’s condition.