Video: Knife-wielding student wounds 20 at PA high school

posted at 12:01 pm on April 9, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Armed with two knives, a 16-year-old student at Franklin Regional High School in Murraysville, Pennsylvania attacked his classmates this morning. Four students are in critical condition, while the suspect is in custody — after having been tackled by an assistant principal to end the attack:

Multiple people were stabbed at a high school in the suburbs east of Pittsburgh, officials said.

Emergency management spokesman Dan Stevens said four students were believed to be seriously injured when a student with a knife stabbed or slashed others, injuring as many as 20.

Stevens said not all of the 20 injured were cut by the knife, though most were. Some suffered scrapes and cuts in the mayhem that ensued at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday morning. Stevens says it doesn’t appear any students suffered life-threatening injuries.

While Stevens said all the injured are between 14 and 17 years old, hospital officials told CBS Pittsburgh the patients they were taking in from the incident range from 15 to 60 years old.

The FBI also responded to the scene, but are emphasizing that they are in a support role only. This will be a local investigation.

The number of potential victims might have been higher, but a quick-thinking student hit the fire alarm. Another saved one of the severely-wounded victims by staying with her and keeping pressure on the injury to keep her from bleeding out:


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Alyssa Finch, who said she is a student at Franklin Regional High School, told ABC News a fellow student pulled the fire alarm during the stabbing “because he knew what was happening … and he wanted the people to get out.”

KTLA in Los Angeles picked up on the story of the assistant principal’s action:

WTAE has raw video of the suspect:

ABC continued its coverage with updates on medical treatment for the victims. All eight of the seriously wounded will need surgery, and three of them needed it immediately:


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Pray for the victims. If readers want to help, one way would be to contact your local Red Cross for blood donations, or contributions.

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Ric on April 9, 2014 at 5:17 PM

38 million deaths since 1982 IF gun owners posed the same risk as people with HIV.
 
rogerb on April 12, 2014 at 2:25 PM

 
And remember, those are just the DEATH comparisons. The injury comparisons
 
50,000/year HIV (only new cases)
 
100,000/year gunfire (which includes deaths, too)
 
would be even worse.
 
Isn’t that neat to see the actual numbers? Turns out the earth isn’t anywhere near 6000 years old, is it, Ric?

rogerb on April 12, 2014 at 2:54 PM

I told you on two threads I was here, this and the 2nd Amendment thread.

An hour later you made a comment saying… what are you saying?

Anyhow, please keep correcting my spelling when necessary. That’s the best way to win arguments.

Akzed on April 12, 2014 at 3:43 PM

^^^

Del Dolemonte on April 12, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Akzed on April 12, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Shall we sum it up for the readers, Ric?
 

Of coarse repealing the second amendment won’t stop all mass shootings but it would save many lives.
 
Ric on April 9, 2014 at 5:17 PM

 
Should HIV+ citizens have their current constitutional rights removed in order to save many lives?
 
rogerb on April 9, 2014 at 8:39 PM

 
Human beings are guns are inherently different so you analogy is invalid.
 
Ric on April 9, 2014 at 9:12 PM

 
Except we’re not discussing guns. We’re discussing constitutional freedoms. Again, a concept YOU introduced.
 
rogerb on April 9, 2014 at 9:15 PM

 
And that’s where you abandoned the thread, right?
 
Or I killed the thread, I suppose. Same difference I guess, except for which one is effective in a debate. Thanks for your help, btw. We couldn’t have done it without you. (Well, apparently we could, but you know what I meant.)
 
Anyway, I guess there’s just one last thing to cover…

rogerb on April 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Come to think of it, there is something else before that.
 
We should probably post summaries of and links to the math/data here so it’s easier to link to during future gun control threads, don’t you think, Ric?

rogerb on April 12, 2014 at 9:33 PM

700 homicides / 32 years = 22 total mass shooting homicides per year.
 
22 homicides per year from mass shootings (that’s what, two week’s worth in Chicago?)

rogerb on April 12, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Fewer people (297) have been killed in mass shootings in the last 34 years than the CDC’s potential number of newborn babies infected with HIV (316) from their unaware mothers each and every year.
 
297 vs. 316/year (ongoing)

rogerb on April 12, 2014 at 9:40 PM

Gun owners (37% of the U.S. population):
 
1,052,334 dead since 1981 from people who have guns.
 
Written another way, for every one hundred and eleven “has gun” people, one has died since 1982.

rogerb on April 12, 2014 at 9:42 PM

HIV+ (35/100ths of 1% of the U.S. population):
 
636,000 dead since 1981 from people who have HIV.
 
Written another way, for every three “has HIV” people, one has died since 1981.

rogerb on April 12, 2014 at 9:43 PM

If the “have HIV” population could figure out a way to be as safe as the “have gun” population they would’ve only lost 16,025 people to HIV/AIDS since 1981.
 
Sixteen thousand.

rogerb on April 12, 2014 at 9:45 PM

The other side?
 
If gun owners posed similar risks as the HIV+ population there would’ve been 38 million gunfire deaths since 1982.
 
(The actual number is 1 million. See three posts up.)

rogerb on April 12, 2014 at 9:49 PM

Which brings us to the final point.

rogerb on April 12, 2014 at 9:50 PM

Of coarse repealing the second amendment won’t stop all mass shootings but it would save many lives.

Ric on April 9, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Should HIV+ citizens have their current constitutional rights removed in order to save many lives?

rogerb on April 9, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Human beings are guns are inherently different so you analogy is invalid.

Ric on April 9, 2014 at 9:12 PM

Except we’re not discussing guns. We’re discussing constitutional freedoms. Again, a concept YOU introduced.

rogerb on April 9, 2014 at 9:15 PM

 
I’ve shown that you, Ric, could immediately half the death and injury rate in the U.S. by suggesting a similar approach regarding the rights of HIV+ citizens,
 
***but***
 
you can’t discuss it because you have a political, and not a moral, basis for your “concern” over saving lives.
 
You have beliefs, not principles. You don’t care about deaths, Ric. You care about The Cause. Your faith. It’s what tells you the world was created in six literal days. It’s why data is unimportant to your position.
 
Because you simply believe. You trust in your faith and the word of your holy men, and heretics posting science isn’t going to change what you know is the true path to heaven.
 
Tell us again how the earth is only 6000 years old, Ric.

rogerb on April 12, 2014 at 9:58 PM

rogerb on April 12, 2014 at 2:26 PM

Masterful as always rogerb. Made my day. The page turning thing not always as easy as it looks. Lolz! ; )

Bmore on April 12, 2014 at 10:45 PM

Why no footage of Adam Lanza entering the school?

How long did it take police to enter the school?

How long after the police went in was EMT told not to come in?

Why were no trauma helicopters summoned to the school? (There is plenty of open space on the school grounds for them to land, including a baseball field.)

Why was the road between the school and the firehouse completely blocked with vehicles?

Who is the doctor who declared all the victims on the scene dead within eleven minutes?

Where is the footage of any bodies being removed from the school?

Where is the footage of the 500+ students who had left the school?

Who was the man wearing camouflage detained by police, described by a witness as sitting in the front of a police car?

What was Robbie Parker laughing at?

Was there any Internet traffic generated by the school for five years before the event?

Why did the school nurse say that Mrs. Lanza was a teacher at the school, as reported by Andrea McCarren?

What North Carolinian donated the 26 Christmas trees that were decorated in front of the firehouse the next day? Who put them behind the firehouse before the event, visible in aerial footage?

Why did Pete Williams report that Lanza got into an altercation with school employees Dec. 13? Was a police report filed? What did Lt. Vance say about this charge?

What did medical examiner Wayne Carver mean when he said that he hoped all this wouldn’t come crashing down on people’s heads?

What did Gov. Malloy mean when he said that he was told something like this would happen? Was he told this when Eric Holder visited him a month earlier?

Why did both Lanza and his mother’s death date appear on the Social Security Death Index as occurring on Dec. 13?

Why did CNN report that footage of police running into St. Rose of Lima school was filmed at Sandy Hook? Who provided that film?

Why did the local post office complain about having nowhere to store the mail pouring in for the families (CBS)? Why didn’t it just get delivered?

Were any of the victims photohopped into family photos?

Are there photos of Adam Lanza that were photoshopped using different backgrounds?

A woman supposedly wounded at the school, in the only footage of a victim, was shown on a stretcher being placed into an ambo twice wearing different jackets. Others milling about the area are shown having changed clothes, including earrings. Why?

Many people shown milling about in news footage have white ID badges on lanyards, including two nuns. What do these white badges signify? Do they have anything to do with DHS drill protocols?

Why was there an electronic sign announcing “Everyone Must Check In”? Are there instructions in the FEMA active shooter drill protocols instructing drill participants to “Sign in when you arrive”? Do these same protocols assure participants that there will be potable water and restroom facilities provided for participants? Were there portable toilets outside the firehouse? Were there cases of bottled water stacked inside the firehouse?

Why was the crowd walking in a giant circle around the firehouse in aerial footage?

Who is Gene Rosen? How many children were taken inside his house next door to the firehouse? How long were they there? How long before he called 911 after they informed him their teacher was killed? Was a man driving the bus that dropped them off or a woman? Why would children be dropped off by the bus driver only a few hundred yards from the shooting?

How did Victoria Soto’s car obtain a rusty bullet entry hole on the side facing away from the school?

Was there a DHS drill in the area that morning?

How much money was sent to Newtown residents and local govt by federal and private sources after the event?

How many FB pages were set up as memorials to victims before the event? How many fundraising sites went up prior to the event? Did United Way put one up before the event?

How much alimony was Mr. Lanza slated to pay Mrs. Lanza over the next five years?

Was Adam found to be in possession of his brother Ryan’s drivers license? How long had it been, according to Ryan, since he’d seen Adam?

How and why was a three year-old photo of Lilly Gaubert’s substituted for that of a SH victim? Where was the photo copied from? How far from Newtown does Lilly live? What was her mother’s reaction when she saw her daughter’s photo presented as a SH victim?

Why is the FBI report classified ?

In the final report, were the victim’s names matched with their age, sex, and cause of death?

Akzed on April 28, 2014 at 4:49 PM

Hi Mensroomboy.

Akzed on June 9, 2014 at 9:13 PM

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