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Trending: A student is in custody in conjunction with the attack in Pennsylvania, according to reports.

Franklin Regional High School
Franklin Regional High School

By Kara Seymour

Murrysville, Pa. — As many as 20 people were stabbed in an attack at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa. Wednesday morning, according to media reports.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that four people were airlifted from the school, which is outside of Pittsburgh, in serious condition from the stabbing attack. A male student is in custody in conjunction with the attack, according to reports.

The New York Times reported that the student went from classroom to classroom stabbing people. Information as to what may have prompted the attack has not been released. In that report, the Times quoted an official who said most of the injuries were to the extremities. 

It is unclear whether those injuries are life threatening. CNN quoted a source who said some students are in critical condition. However, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette quoted an official who said none of the injuries were life threatening. 

Three of the victims have undergone or are in the process of surgery for their injuries, according to the Times.

The attack happened shortly after 7 a.m., as students were arriving to school, according to several media reports. 

The school district updated its website with the following announcement:

"A critical incident has occurred at the high school. All elementary schools are cancelled, the middle school and high school students are secure. Additional information will be released as soon as possible. Please keep our campus clear of traffic."

Franklin Regional High School is located Westmoreland County, about 20 miles east of Pittsburgh.Twenty people were stabbed in an attack at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville this morning, according to media reports.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that four people were airlifted from the school in serious condition from the stabbing attack. A male student is in custody in conjunction with the attack, according to reports.

None of the injuries appear to be life-threatening, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported

The Inquirer reported the attack happened shortly after 7 a.m., as students were arriving to school.

"A critical incident has occurred at the high school. All elementary schools are cancelled, the middle school and high school students are secure. Additional information will be released as soon as possible. Please keep our campus clear of traffic," the school district posted on its website Wednesday morning.

Franklin Regional High School is located Westmoreland County, about 20 miles east of Pittsburgh.

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Dawn Carrasco April 12, 2014 at 12:51 AM
Better take away peoples' rights to own knives.
Dan Cox April 12, 2014 at 08:49 AM
A brave and well armed woman, saved the life of a man being beat death in Detroit, Michigan. A dozen African Americans were beating this man to death in the street, because he had stooped to check out the condition of a child that he had struck with his car. If this woman had not been armed, that man would have been killed. This is just one of hundreds of cases that happen every year in America. The media does not report about this brave woman and the fact that she was armed...it does not suit their agenda!
GLENN April 12, 2014 at 10:43 AM
All students will now be forced to get a exam from your local shrink…Here we go! Another freedom taken away, the freedom to think.
nobody April 14, 2014 at 02:06 PM
Kids are shooting kids. Study reveals shocking numbers as the gun rights battle rages on: 40 children accidentally shot by themselves or other kids since Newtown. Add in adult culprits, and there have been at least 120 kids shot dead in all.
Stewie May 06, 2014 at 09:16 AM
The question unanswered in all of these incidences; what Rx meds are these kids on?

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