Doctor: School stabbing left three with "severe injuries"
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 - 00:46
April 9 - A doctor at Forbes Hospital in Pittsburgh says most patients treated at his hospital suffered wounds to the lower abdomen. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
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A 16-year-old student holding two knives went on a stabbing rampage in the hallways of a Pittsburgh-area high school early on Wednesday (April 9), injuring 20 people, at least nine of them seriously, officials said.
The suspected attacker, who was not identified, was in police custody, Dan Stevens, deputy emergency management coordinator for the Westmoreland County, told reporters.
The attacks began around 7:13 a.m. EDT (1113 GMT) in several classrooms and hallways as the classes were starting at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, 20 miles (32 km) east of Pittsburgh, officials said.
Seven students between the ages of 15 and 17 and one 60-year-old adult were admitted to Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, with stab wounds.
Three of the patients were in surgery and all eight were listed in critical condition, Chief Medical Officer Mark Rabino told reporters.
All three undergoing surgery had been stabbed in the chest and abdomen, Rabino said.
A ninth patient who had arrived at the hospital was air-lifted to another facility, hospital officials said.
A 15-year-old girl who had been transported to another area hospital, Allegheny General, was discharged after being treated for "superficial" stab wounds, a hospital spokeswoman said.
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