Murrysville, PA– A 16-year-old high school student is in police custody after violently stabbing at least 20 students at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, outside of Pittsburgh.
The stabbing occurred at approximately 7 a.m. EST Wednesday morning before classes were scheduled to begin. Witnesses say that the student was brandishing two knives and walked from classroom to classroom stabbing other students with both knives. “I saw a girl with blood running out of her sleeve,” said Zak Amsler, a junior. “It was pretty mind-blowing.”
Eight people, seven students and one adult, were transported to Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville to be treated for serious injuries. Hospital spokesman Jesse Miller said that all eight were in critical condition.
The high school was evacuated and students were rushed to a nearby middle school, and elementary school classes were cancelled. Investigation is currently ongoing.