Skip to comments.STABBING at FRANKLIN/REGIONAL HS (Murrysville, PA)
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 ...
So now we need knife control laws, right?
Probably an “assault knife”....
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.
Scary as hell. My kid is at a “neighboring” school district HS. He has sports teammates that go to FR.
prayers up everyone please!!!
No perp description. Perhaps an Amish student got out of hand?
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.
How awful! Hope the kids aren’t seriously hurt.
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.
“...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.
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.
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).
i grew up very near here, went to Kiski Area Sr HS, this is horrible!
I guess that’s one good thing about Facebook and modern smartphones. Folks who want to tell something, can. At once. No intimidation games.
unless the demographic makeup has changed dramatically, it is extremely unlikely to be muslim related.
almost forgot you.
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.
Now we will have knife control measures. You will have to use your hands and teeth to do your kitchen prep.
Victims at Forbes Regional, UPMC Presbyterian, Mercy.
Michelle Wright saying MORE injuries in bldg.
“...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.
My guess, metal detectors at doors.
In any country which has imposed gun control, the papers are full of stories about “knife crime”.
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.
Welcome to my Jr High in the 1970’s
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.
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.
Local news just stated 20 students injured.
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.
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).
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.
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).
And a box cutter does not stab, it slices. A bread knife might stab.
Absolutely. But doubtful on chairs thrown. They are confirming this happened in a hallway in the Science Wing.
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.
We are dealing with MSM terminology.
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.
Not on Drudge yet. Matt must be sleeping.
... and maybe "semi-automatic" if it was a switchblade.
Just heard the fire alarm part of story myself...definitely an indication of planned attack.
No it’s there...mid page
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.
Local news is starting to get redundant now due to lack of info. I have KDKA on.
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.
Waiting for Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reed to call for more GUN CONTROL after this!
CNN just said 20 people stabbed. TAKE with a huge grain of salt.
I’ve stuck w/WTAE as their helicopter got there early on.
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