UPDATE: 16-year-old charged as adult in mass school stabbing
UPDATE (CNN): The Pennsylvania school stabbings suspect is 16-year-old Alex Hribal, according to court documents obtained by CNN Wednesday.
Reports say the suspect in the Pennsylvania school stabbings has been charged as an adult, according to a source close to the investigation.
The source says the suspect has been charged with attempted homicide.
20 students and one adult were injured in today’s stabbings.
One doctor who treated six stabbing victims said most of them did not immediately realize how they were injured.
“They just felt pain and noticed they were bleeding. Almost all of them said they didn’t see anyone coming at them,” Dr. Timothy VanFleet, chief of emergency medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, told CNN’s Ashleigh Banfield. “It apparently was a crowded hallway and they were going about their business, and then just felt pain and started bleeding,”
A student said during the incident the suspect “Was very quiet. He just was kind of doing it. And he had this … look on his face that he was just crazy and he was just running around just stabbing whoever was in his way,”
According to Murrysville Police, of those stabbed, the adult was a security guard and the rest were students.
Authorities say the suspect was also being treated for injuries to his hand.
Ten victims remain hospitalized Wednesday night.
Four are listed in critical condition while six are listed in fair condition.
Authorities are trying to figure out why this happened and if they may have missed any warning signs.
The defense attorney for 16-year-old Alex Hribal said his client should be examined by a psychiatrist to help determine “where he is mentally.”
Patrick Thomassey added that the parents of the Pennsylvania school stabbings suspect offer their condolences.
“They’re very upset. They did not foresee this at all. This is a nice young man. He’s never been in trouble. He’s not a loner. He works well with other kids at school. They’re obviously upset,” the attorney said.
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (NBC) – Authorities in Pennsylvania say one teenager is in custody after allegedly attacking dozens of students and faculty members at a high school.
WPIX is reporting that multiple people have been stabbed at Franklin Regional High School.
Initial reports say at least five people were injured and a 16-year-old boy is in custody.
A short time later, NBC reported that as many as 20 people were stabbed.
Of the 20 people hurt, four of those are in serious condition with stab wounds.
CNN is reporting that seven teenagers and one adult are being treated at a nearby hospital.
Dr. Chris Kaufmann, with Forbes Regional Hospital, said the injuries were “quite serious” and “some are clearly life threatening.”
He told WTAE that the teens had stab wounds to their torso, abdomen, chest and back areas.
Reports say a person ran through the school, slashing students with a knife or other sharp object.
The school district issued a statement, saying, “A critical incident has occurred at the high school. All elementary schools are canceled, the middle school and high school students are secure. Additional information will be released as soon as possible. Please keep our campus clear of traffic.”