(Murrysville, PA) Twenty people were hurt in a stabbing Wednesday morning at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, PA outside Pittsburgh.
The alleged attacker, a 16-year-old Alex Hribal, is being charged as an adult according to CNN.
The teen reportedly used two kitchen knives.
An assistant principal and school officer tackled the teen.
Victims were stabbed in their torso, abdomen, chest and back areas, and two people were sent to surgery immediately after arriving.
The students who were hurt range in age from 14 to 17.
A doctor who treated six of the victims, primarily teens, said most initially did not know what happened.
“They just felt pain and noticed they were bleeding,” Dr. Timothy VanFleet, chief of emergency medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, told CNN.
“Almost all of them said they didn’t see anyone coming at them. It apparently was a crowded hallway and they were going about their business, and then just felt pain and started bleeding.”
Student Mia Meixner said the student was always nice and quiet, “No. He was very quiet. He just was kind of doing it,” Meixner answered. “And he had this, like, look on his face that he was just crazy and he was just running around just stabbing whoever was in his way.”