Teen charged in Pennsylvania high school stabbing spree

A stabbing rampage at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., injured 22 people on Wednesday.
By Kate Stanton Follow @KateStan Contact the Author   |   April 9, 2014 at 8:11 PM

MURRYSVILLE, Pa., April 9 (UPI) -- Police have identified a 16-year-old high school student as the suspect in a mass stabbing that injured one adult and 21 students in Murrysville, Pa., on Wednesday morning.

Alex Hribal, a Franklin High School sophomore, will be charged as an adult.

He faces multiple counts of attempted homicide, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon on school grounds, according to court documents.

The stabbing rampage began just after school started, when the alleged assailant started stabbing and slashing students with two kitchen knives.

He had injured one security guard and 21 fellow students by the time he was confronted by Assistant Principal Sam King, who tackled him to the ground.

Though four people suffered serious injuries, all the wounded are expected to survive the incident.

Hribal's is currently in a Westmoreland County juvenile detention center. His preliminary hearing is set for April 30.


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