Stabbing Occurs at Local High School, Wounding 24

On Wednessday April 9, 2014, the Franklin Regional Police station got a call regarding a school stabbing. The call was made by a Franklin Regional High School security guard at 7:13 a.m.

It is reported that at least 24 people had been injured in the stabbing , the attack occurred in crowded hallways just minutes before the start of school.
At least five students were critically wounded, including a boy who was on a ventilator after a knife pierced his liver, “missing his heart and aorta by only millimeters”, doctors said.

An injured school officer was discharged after being cut by the blade along his lower waist.

Witnesses said the boy with the knives at first tackled a freshman and stabbed him in the belly, then got up and ran wildly down the hall, slashing other students. Nate Moore, 15, said he saw the first attack and was going to try to break it up when the boy got up and slashed his face. He required eleven stitches.

“It was really fast. It felt like he hit me with a wet rag because I felt the blood splash on my face. It spurted up on my forehead,” he said. The attacker “had the same expression on his face that he has every day, which was the freakiest part,” Moore said. “He wasn’t saying anything. He didn’t have any anger on his face. It was just a blank expression.”
KDKA has confirmed that 16-year-old Alex Hribal is the suspect arrested for the stabbings. He is a sophomore at the high school.

Hribal will be charged as an adult, and they are anticipating him to plea as though his crime was a moment of insanity.