In the latest act of school violence to shock the nation, a 16 year-old teen was arrested after allegedly stabbing and cutting up to 20 people at his high school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. At the time of this post, the suspect was still incarcerated pending trial.
News reports indicated that as many as 20 people had been stabbed and cut at a Murrysville high school when one of its students ran through the hallway wielding two kitchen knives. Though authorities have not released the exact number of victims who were injured directly by the attacker, some of the injuries are thought to have been sustained as people fled the commotion. Four of the victims who sustained serious injuries were taken to local hospitals by helicopter, and doctors say there are 7 victims which suffered serious injuries in total. All victims are expected to survive.
The incident, which occurred at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, caused classes to be canceled. Now, with the suspect in custody, the legal battle will begin to determine if he will be charged and tried as an adult, or as a juvenile. Additionally, the suspect’s mental status will come into play, as he was described as being confused and depressed in the minutes following his arrest.
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