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STABBING at FRANKLIN/REGIONAL HS (Murrysville, PA)
KDKA-TV PITTSBURGH ^ | PennsylvaniaMom

Posted on 04/09/2014 4:55:38 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom

Breaking news, via KDKA Pittsburgh. Six people (not sure all students or teachers or combination of the two) at Franklin Regional HS in Murrysville, PA. Live feed at link.

(Excerpt) Read more at pittsburgh.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: franklinregional; kdka; murrysville; pennsylvania; pittsburgh; schoolstabbing; schoolviolence; studentsstabbed
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1 posted on 04/09/2014 4:55:38 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

So now we need knife control laws, right?


2 posted on 04/09/2014 4:59:54 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Probably an “assault knife”....


3 posted on 04/09/2014 5:00:03 AM PDT by G Larry (There's the Beef!)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Three medical helicopters on the ground, a fourth already taken an injured (stabbed) victim to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

Six people CONFIRMED stabbed. HS bldg evacuated (students at FR middle school).

Franklin Regional SD is in an eastern suburb of Pittsburgh. A really nice, upscale area.

WTAE saying that it is rumored to be a student actor.

Three helicopters have now take off. Multiple ambulances at scene also. Local and state police surrounding the scene.


4 posted on 04/09/2014 5:00:22 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: fatnotlazy

Scary as hell. My kid is at a “neighboring” school district HS. He has sports teammates that go to FR.

prayers up everyone please!!!


5 posted on 04/09/2014 5:02:15 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

No perp description. Perhaps an Amish student got out of hand?


6 posted on 04/09/2014 5:04:01 AM PDT by soycd
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To: soycd

Channel surfing between the 3 local tv stations. Perp is IN CUSTODY. No description given. No updates on victims other than severe enough for LifeFlights to transports by air.

Apparently perp was running and slashing.


7 posted on 04/09/2014 5:06:22 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

How awful! Hope the kids aren’t seriously hurt.


8 posted on 04/09/2014 5:13:21 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

They don’t know if it’s a knife, razor etc. also, (I’m not on FB) but EYEWITNESS students have taken to social media and are id’ing the actor. TV stations are NOT repeating name until police confirmation.

What is scary is so many had to be taken out by helicopter.

Amber Nicotra reporting that this happened in science wing of HS.


9 posted on 04/09/2014 5:19:18 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: fatnotlazy

“...knife control laws...”

It’s already illegal to stab someone (unless in self-defense)...

But yeah... never underestimate the power of Stupid when it comes to democrat and RINO politicians to try and capitalize on someone else’s spilled blood.


10 posted on 04/09/2014 5:19:52 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: soycd

Amish mayhem! That’s like Amish drive by shooting... clippety clop CLIPPETY CLOP bang! CLIPPETY CLOP clippety clop.

OK, seriously. Sounds like some mean spirited kid got bored, realized that he could create a scene like this, and said to himself what the hell, it’s time a fuss was made, I’ll stab somebody.


11 posted on 04/09/2014 5:23:27 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: NFHale

Best I can add is Franklin Regional is located in Murrysville, PA. A very nice upper middle class suburb east of Pittsburgh. It’s in Westmoreland County (a very red area in blue PA).


12 posted on 04/09/2014 5:24:11 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

i grew up very near here, went to Kiski Area Sr HS, this is horrible!


13 posted on 04/09/2014 5:24:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

I guess that’s one good thing about Facebook and modern smartphones. Folks who want to tell something, can. At once. No intimidation games.


14 posted on 04/09/2014 5:25:38 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

unless the demographic makeup has changed dramatically, it is extremely unlikely to be muslim related.


15 posted on 04/09/2014 5:26:35 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: SoothingDave

ping.


16 posted on 04/09/2014 5:27:19 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Explorer89

almost forgot you.


17 posted on 04/09/2014 5:28:01 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: xsmommy

I am really not sure of Franklin Regional demographics, but anecdotally there is small ROP presence here in Westmoreland County (and I only know this by seeing the scarves). ABSOLUTELY NO INDICATION OF MOTIVE OR ID OF PERP HAS BEEN REPORTED.

Yikes. WTAE showing another stretcher w/victim being shown wheeling out of HS main doors. Also one victim listed as critical.


18 posted on 04/09/2014 5:34:07 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Now we will have knife control measures. You will have to use your hands and teeth to do your kitchen prep.


19 posted on 04/09/2014 5:36:22 AM PDT by dforest
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To: xsmommy

Victims at Forbes Regional, UPMC Presbyterian, Mercy.

Michelle Wright saying MORE injuries in bldg.


20 posted on 04/09/2014 5:36:47 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

“...A very nice upper middle class suburb ....”

Can happen anywhere, ma’am. No place is a “safe place”.

Is there any word on the perp? Black, white, hispanic, asian, muslim? Motive or reason?

I’m a PA native too. Grew up in North Philly (not on the list of “Recommended Vacation Paradises” for sure...).

Something like this just goes to show that a person intent on doing damage doesn’t need a gun. And this appears to be just a KID - imagine an adult, someone not as easily subdued, bent on wanton carnage in an unarmed atmosphere...

Armed, undercover guards in the schools now. It’s “for the children” after all.


21 posted on 04/09/2014 5:37:50 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: dforest

My guess, metal detectors at doors.


22 posted on 04/09/2014 5:38:02 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

just terrible.


23 posted on 04/09/2014 5:40:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

In any country which has imposed gun control, the papers are full of stories about “knife crime”.


24 posted on 04/09/2014 5:40:58 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: NFHale

Reports now at least ten injured. Ambulances still on scene.

Airiel shots now showing students leaving the building. Roads are closed and parents are walking/running to bldgs. Chaotic.


25 posted on 04/09/2014 5:41:10 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Welcome to my Jr High in the 1970’s


26 posted on 04/09/2014 5:41:31 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Wow, I grew up near there, have family in the area. Doubt I’d know anyone involved but dang... I went to chess tournaments at that high school.

Seconding the description of the area as white, upper-middle-class.


27 posted on 04/09/2014 5:44:26 AM PDT by JenB
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To: AppyPappy

Five confirmed victims at Forbes Regional; other more serious injuries at UPMC PRESBYTERIAN and Mercy Trauma units in PITTSBURGH.

WESTMORELAND COUNTY EMS saying now at least TWENTY INJURED.


28 posted on 04/09/2014 5:44:30 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Local news just stated 20 students injured.


29 posted on 04/09/2014 5:44:57 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

A knife, in knowledgeable hands, can cause a horrific amount of damage in a very short time.

Please keep us updated as you hear info, and thank you for posting this.


30 posted on 04/09/2014 5:46:17 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: JenB

WTAE confirming that IT WAS A KNIFE.

Perp is a student. In police custody.

Another ambulance being shown at HS front doors (one just left about ( mins ago).


31 posted on 04/09/2014 5:46:36 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: 4yearlurker

Wonder if there was a melee. If some kid started stabbing, it wouldn’t be long before someone, anyone, would try to knock him down somehow. Chairs hurled, etc. which could accidentally injure others too.


32 posted on 04/09/2014 5:47:10 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Forbes Regional Hospital keeping media from ambulance entrance. Their Chief of Trauma will update at 9am. No updates from Prsby or Mercy (where the helicopters went).


33 posted on 04/09/2014 5:49:48 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I'm wondering what kind of knife was used. There is a big difference between a box cutter and a Samurai Sword.
34 posted on 04/09/2014 5:50:07 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: 4yearlurker

And a box cutter does not stab, it slices. A bread knife might stab.


35 posted on 04/09/2014 5:51:29 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Absolutely. But doubtful on chairs thrown. They are confirming this happened in a hallway in the Science Wing.


36 posted on 04/09/2014 5:51:45 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: 4yearlurker
All three local news reporting on this rampage. They are saying a student pulled a fire alarm and some kids ran out. There is definitely a news blackout about many details.
37 posted on 04/09/2014 5:53:19 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

In which case the knife wielder might get shoved into a wall or locker... books hurled, perhaps... kicking... it would get real ugly real quick.


38 posted on 04/09/2014 5:53:30 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

We are dealing with MSM terminology.


39 posted on 04/09/2014 5:54:24 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Dan Stevens, Chief of Public Safety for Westmoreland County, says NONE of the injuries appears to be life threatening (initially they had reported one critical...victims at a “multitude of hospitals.”)

Perp is in custody of Westmoreland County Detectives. Under 18 yrs of age. No further info on perp given.


40 posted on 04/09/2014 5:56:33 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: 4yearlurker

Not on Drudge yet. Matt must be sleeping.


41 posted on 04/09/2014 5:57:03 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: G Larry
Probably an “assault knife”....

... and maybe "semi-automatic" if it was a switchblade.

42 posted on 04/09/2014 5:58:55 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: 4yearlurker

Just heard the fire alarm part of story myself...definitely an indication of planned attack.


43 posted on 04/09/2014 5:59:34 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: SamAdams76

No it’s there...mid page


44 posted on 04/09/2014 6:00:09 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It could have been as simple as a decently-sharpened kitchen knife for all we know right now.

I have a set of Ginsu kitchen knives at home that are wicked sharp, made of good, quality steel, and very heavy duty. Something like that can do a hell of a lot of damage, and they’re common enough.

But even a simple cheap steak knife can make serious cuts and slashes too.

I’m sure we’ll find out the details as soon as the local media figures out how to spin it as dramatically as possible.


45 posted on 04/09/2014 6:00:25 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Local news is starting to get redundant now due to lack of info. I have KDKA on.


46 posted on 04/09/2014 6:01:05 AM PDT by 4yearlurker (Some people say that experts agree!!)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

FoxNews

Stabbings inside multiple classrooms, 20 students injured.

Seemingly, 1 student was the perp and he is in custody.

Elementary school sessions cancelled. Middle and high schools on lockdown.


47 posted on 04/09/2014 6:01:49 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: 4yearlurker

Waiting for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reed to call for more GUN CONTROL after this!


48 posted on 04/09/2014 6:02:07 AM PDT by catman67
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

CNN just said 20 people stabbed. TAKE with a huge grain of salt.


49 posted on 04/09/2014 6:02:12 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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I’ve stuck w/WTAE as their helicopter got there early on.


50 posted on 04/09/2014 6:02:45 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Just because you are paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get you...)
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