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UPDATE: Stabbing Rampage School to Reopen Wednesday

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MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The high school where 21 students and a security guard were injured in a stabbing rampage last week will resume classes Wednesday, one week after the attacks.
Franklin Regional School District announced the reopening plans on its website Saturday.
Teachers will return to work Monday and students will be able to visit the school with their families on Tuesday.
Authorities say 16-year-old Alex Hribal attacked his fellow students at the suburban Pittsburgh school with a pair of kitchen knives. He faces four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault.
Four students remain hospitalized, all in critical condition. Hospital officials say one wounded student, a 14-year-old boy, was discharged Saturday afternoon.
Police say they don't yet have a motive for the rampage.


Five students still remain in the hospital as result of the stabbings at Franklin Regional High School.

One 15-year-old and two 16-year-olds are in critical condition in the intensive care unit of Forbes Regional Hospital.

A 17-year-old remains in critical condition at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

A 14-year-old student is listed in fair condition.

The teens were among the 21 students stabbed or slashed on Wednesday.

A security guard was also wounded.




Authorities say no evidence has surfaced yet to show 16 year old Alex Hribal was targeting any particular student in Wednesday's attack at Franklin Regional High School.

Investigators say they're having a hard time figuring out what happened because Hribal is not talking to police, at the advice of his lawyer.

A prosecutor says when he was apprehended, Hribal suggested he wanted to die.

Eight students remain hospitalized, four are still in critical condition.


Police have identified and charged a 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing and slashing 21 fellow students and a security guard at a Pennsylvania high school.
Authorities said Alex Hribal was being charged as an adult following the Wednesday morning attack in Murrysville, 15 miles east of Pittsburgh.
He appeared before Magisterial District Judge Charles Conway and was charged with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault.

He was shackled by his hands and feet and was dressed in a hospital gown.
The teenager's family lives in a two-story home with an attached garage in a nice subdivision of large, newer homes there. No one answered the door or phone calls.
The FBI was at the house Wednesday night.
Neighbors say the teenager is the younger of the family's two boys.


Police and paramedics were on the scene of a stabbing at a Pittsburgh area high school on Wednesday morning.

KDKA reports the stabbing occurred at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, and 20 students were injured, with four of those injuries being listed as serious. The suspect, who is a student at the school, is in custody.

Forbes Hospital reported that seven victims were taken to their hospital, one victim has been flown to Allegheny General Hospital, and two taken to UPMC-Presby.

Three air medical helicopters and dozens of ambulances were dispatched to the scene.

The suspect in the stabbings was taken to Murrysville Police Department late Wednesday morning.