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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Now the Liberals will renew their call for gun control …

clippermiami on April 9, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Prays for the students and the parents. I’m really getting tired of this crap.

Oil Can on April 9, 2014 at 12:04 PM

It’s a sad story but I am just worried that as usual, some politician is going to use this as a reason to push for legislation that strips more of our liberty.

Whether it be metal detectors at schools or background checks for knife sales, some politician will try to exploit this for their personal gain to make it look like they care by pushing feel good legislation.

tcufrog on April 9, 2014 at 12:06 PM

nonpartisan, please pick up the courtesy phone.

Del Dolemonte on April 9, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Why is this a federal case?

Please, anyone with info, explain why the FBI is on this case?

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Now the Liberals will renew their call for gun control …

clippermiami on April 9, 2014 at 12:04 PM

No problemo!
We’ll just require bracelets for every knife!/Eric Holder

DinaRehn on April 9, 2014 at 12:06 PM

I hope the victims recover. I really do. And I hope none die.

That said.

When does Nonpartisan come in here and call for a ban on assault knives, and that only cops should have a knife?

After all, every day, lots of people handle sharp objects that would make the French Army, circa 1400, very very terrified. Butchers, blacksmiths, rural farmers with scythes, etc.

All of those can hurt people. We must ban them, or put tracking bracelets on them to satisfy Eric Holder, correct?

Vanceone on April 9, 2014 at 12:07 PM

but I thought mass shootings only occurred in gun-free zones?!

nonpartisan on April 2, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Yes, yes, this was not a shooting. But I want you all to have the benefit of this HA classic.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:07 PM

What carrion will the leftist thugs feed on now?

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:08 PM

tcufrog on April 9, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Plenty of non metallic knives available. Going to need nudie scanners at the schools, especially the k-6 grades to ensure the pervs have jobs they like.

astonerii on April 9, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Whether it be metal detectors at schools or background checks for knife sales, some politician will try to exploit this for their personal gain to make it look like they care by pushing feel good legislation.

tcufrog on April 9, 2014 at 12:06 PM

The problem is your can’t legislate good parenting.

My prayers go out to the kids and families. Hopefully all will recover

Ditkaca on April 9, 2014 at 12:09 PM

But schools are knife free zones!

Fun fact: more people die of AIDS than assault rifles.

jukin3 on April 9, 2014 at 12:09 PM

It’s about time to discuss School Free Zones.

Flange on April 9, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Just remember that the only thing you need to make an edged weapon is a material that will hold an edge [Stone, Metal, plastic] and a way to make it sharp [ Stone, concrete..]

So if you want to ban edged weapons you’ll also have to ban stone, metal, plastic….

DinaRehn on April 9, 2014 at 12:10 PM

Was the assistant principal suspended for attacking the student?

Will the assistant principal be facing disciplinary action for his use of force?

Back when I was in high school the assistant principal’s actions would have been hailed as heroic, but that was then. Today? Look at what happened to the wrestling coach in Crazyfornia that took down a drug dealer that assaulted him.

No Truce With Kings on April 9, 2014 at 12:11 PM

What carrion will the leftist thugs feed on now?

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:08 PM

\
Duh:

one death is worth more than 10 rapes

nonpartisan on February 12, 2014 at 10:44 PM

nobar on April 9, 2014 at 12:11 PM

I’ve been waiting for hours for nobrain to show up to demand that we not only ban knives, but confiscate every one of them in the country.

Biodegradable spoons for everyone from now on!

Resist We Much on April 9, 2014 at 12:12 PM

Save us Senator Feinstein!

crrr6 on April 9, 2014 at 12:13 PM

What carrion will the leftist thugs feed on now?

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Gonna be slim pickin’s for them. No gun involved, and no coffins to stand on.

CurtZHP on April 9, 2014 at 12:13 PM

How in the world did we get to this point? The Right is always taking heat for not embracing the changing demographics of our time but tell me exactly what I am suppose to embrace. Excuse the heck out of me for wishing gum chewing was in the top five problems of our students today.

Cindy Munford on April 9, 2014 at 12:13 PM

What carrion will the leftist thugs feed on now?

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:08 PM

You know they’re just waiting for these tragedies they can exploit – it’s the only way they can incrementally destroy our Commonsense Civil Rights.

DinaRehn on April 9, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:08 PM

I’m going with bullying for $1000, Alex.

Cindy Munford on April 9, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Are you assuming the gunman got his gun in Connecticut? Gun control laws limit access to guns, it doesn’t prevent someone from getting a gun in another state and bringing it into the state, dumbass.

nonpartisan on December 14, 2012 at 1:11 PM

When you have guns and alot of ammo in a small space, its not difficult to kill alot of people in a very short amount of time.

nonpartisan on December 14, 2012 at 1:14 PM

gun laws won’t work on a state by state basis

guns need to be banned from the country period.

the argument that guns dont kill people, people do is retarded. of course guns dont kill by themselves, but guns allow crazy emotional people to inflict crazy damage in a short period of time.

I’m pissed beyond belief that this unnecessary tragedy continues to happen…

for all the gun supporters, answer me this:

How many mass shooting tragedies has occurred in countries with complete bans on guns versus the US? That defeats any stupid arguments you have.

nonpartisan on December 14, 2012 at 1:24 PM

For all those playing at home, 14 December 2012 was the day of the Newtown shooting.

Resist We Much on April 9, 2014 at 12:15 PM

What carrion will the leftist thugs feed on now?

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Gonna be slim pickin’s for them. No gun involved, and no coffins to stand on.

CurtZHP on April 9, 2014 at 12:13 PM

It’s kinda obvious that knife control is next on their list.

Myron Falwell on April 9, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Yes, yes, this was not a shooting. But I want you all to have the benefit of this HA classic.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Most schools are knife free zones now, though…

(Back when I was in high school, the teachers asked to borrow my knife when they needed one – they knew I always carried one.)

climbnjump on April 9, 2014 at 12:17 PM

And what were the police using when they arrived?

rogerb on April 9, 2014 at 12:17 PM

You know they’re just waiting for these tragedies they can exploit – it’s the only way they can incrementally destroy our Commonsense Civil Rights.

DinaRehn on April 9, 2014 at 12:13 PM

I don’t think they will know what to do with this story. It doesn’t advance any of their current narratives about guns, and it only highlights, once again, how forcing adults to go unarmed jeopardizes everyone’s safety.

NotCoach on April 9, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Gonna be slim pickin’s for them. No gun involved, and no coffins to stand on.

CurtZHP on April 9, 2014 at 12:13 PM

That won’t stop them – with more schools deciding to become self-defense zones, the opportunities for them are decreasing.

Besides, Knife-free zones work – just look at any prison….

DinaRehn on April 9, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Fun fact: more people die of AIDS than assault rifles.

jukin3 on April 9, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Fun fact: More Americans die from hammers and blunt objects than ‘assault’ rifles every year.

323: The total number of homicides committed with ALL TYPES OF RIFLES, INCLUDING “ASSAULT RIFLES,” in the United States in 2011.

496: The total number of homicides committed with hammers or other blunt objects in the United States in 2011.

Gun Control By The Numbers

Resist We Much on April 9, 2014 at 12:18 PM

And what were the police using when they arrived?

rogerb on April 9, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Five shot double-action revolvers with safety bracelets.

NotCoach on April 9, 2014 at 12:19 PM

And what were the police using when they arrived?

rogerb on April 9, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Rapier wit?

CurtZHP on April 9, 2014 at 12:20 PM

And prayers to the victims. May God bless them all with full recoveries to their injuries, both physical and mental.

NotCoach on April 9, 2014 at 12:21 PM

It is was past time we do something about this level of knife violence. Seriously, in today’s modern age why does the average citizen even need a knife? With all the prepared foods available and pre-portioned meals no one really needs access to bladed objects.

All I am asking for is some common sense knife legislation banning knives to those of us who really do not need them. Given the ability to use a knife for such mass forms of assualt and murder they are just to dangerous to those ot specifically trained to use them.

I am not silly thought about this, obvuiously licensed chefs and ohter rare exceptions could be made. Knifes kill to many people each year, surely we can agree with such common sense approaches.

Skwor on April 9, 2014 at 12:21 PM

How many mass shooting tragedies has occurred in countries with complete bans on guns versus the US? That defeats any stupid arguments you have.

nonpartisan on December 14, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Just to answer.
China had them very frequently and nothing will stop the government from doing it again and again.
Same with Russia, North Korea, …
But they do not just use guns, they also starve people to death and because they are the only ones with guns there is nothing anyone can do about it.

astonerii on April 9, 2014 at 12:22 PM

It’s kinda obvious that knife control is next on their list.

Myron Falwell on April 9, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Of course.

But aren’t all schools “knife free zones”?
How many kids have been suspended or expelled because of a butter knife or EMT tool found in a car?
How could this have happened in a knife free zone?

dentarthurdent on April 9, 2014 at 12:22 PM

What carrion will the leftist thugs feed on now?

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:08 PM

The perp looks white, so “white privilege” might be a topic. Unless of course the perp was a white Latino or a white Muslim or a white Black guy.

BL@KBIRD on April 9, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Liberals will try to ban knives.

Philly on April 9, 2014 at 12:23 PM

DinaRehn on April 9, 2014 at 12:13 PM

I don’t think they will know what to do with this story. It doesn’t advance any of their current narratives about guns, and it only highlights, once again, how forcing adults to go unarmed jeopardizes everyone’s safety.

NotCoach on April 9, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Yes, just like the incident a few months ago in CO, where a bad Marxist was stopped by a good guy with a gun.

That dropped of the radar screen faster than Flt 370….

DinaRehn on April 9, 2014 at 12:23 PM

So…does an assault knife have a scope or something that makes it look scarier? The Croc would know…

Ricard on April 9, 2014 at 12:24 PM

So…does an assault knife have a scope or something that makes it look scarier? The Croc would know…

Ricard on April 9, 2014 at 12:24 PM

They have blade shrouds.

NotCoach on April 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM

So…does an assault knife have a scope or something that makes it look scarier? The Croc would know…

Ricard on April 9, 2014 at 12:24 PM

They have blade shrouds.

NotCoach on April 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM

And bayonet lugs.

NotCoach on April 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM

So…does an assault knife have a scope or something that makes it look scarier? The Croc would know…

Ricard on April 9, 2014 at 12:24 PM

Maybe a bayonet lug?

dentarthurdent on April 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM

And bayonet lugs.

NotCoach on April 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM

And a stock thingy that goes up.

CurtZHP on April 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM

So…does an assault knife have a scope or something that makes it look scarier? The Croc would know…

Ricard on April 9, 2014 at 12:24 PM

They have blade shrouds.

NotCoach on April 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM

…Or that shoulder thing that goes up.

climbnjump on April 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM

How many mass shooting tragedies has occurred in countries with complete bans on guns versus the US? That defeats any stupid arguments you have.

nonpartisan on December 14, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Who’s stupid, rally?

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM

We have best friends that go to this school. They said the kid was bullied, so I’m sure that will come out.

Now the Liberals will renew their call for gun control …

clippermiami on April 9, 2014 at 12:04 PM

And the gun-control insinuations have begun, despite the fact that this was a knife attack.

ImmigrantsWife on April 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM

climbnjump on April 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Type faster.

CurtZHP on April 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM

And bayonet lugs.

NotCoach on April 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Maybe a bayonet lug?

dentarthurdent on April 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Ahhh – great minds and all….

dentarthurdent on April 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM

I would also posit that the wall to wall news coverage on these type of events will stimulate even more copycats, regardless of weapon.

butch on April 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Anyone, pls., why is this a federal case? Why is the FBI involved?

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM

And a stock thingy that goes up.

CurtZHP on April 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM

…Or that shoulder thing that goes up.

climbnjump on April 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Rock, paper scissors…

climbnjump on April 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM

What carrion will the leftist thugs feed on now?

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:08 PM

The perp looks white, so “white privilege” might be a topic.

BL@KBIRD on April 9, 2014 at 12:22 PM

Or they may try a Bloomberg-esqe ‘he drank too much soda in one sitting and it made him so hyper that he tried to kill’ approach.

WhatSlushfund on April 9, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Sad day here….

ToddPA on April 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Holder: Maybe lawful Knife owners should have to wear electronic bracelets to use them

portlandon on April 9, 2014 at 12:30 PM

How long before the MSM tries to blame conservatives?

neyney on April 9, 2014 at 12:31 PM

Anyone, pls., why is this a federal case? Why is the FBI involved?

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM

I was under the impression that any state can request FBI assistance for support work like forensics. That said, it is hard to see why that should be necessary here.

butch on April 9, 2014 at 12:34 PM

There are two things that we can do that will help:

1: Ignore the killer. Don’t tell us his name, his petty grievances, his childhood abuse or bullying. We all have our problems, none of them justify these acts, so they’re not relevant.

2: Tell us about the heroes, the ones who came forward when they were needed. Give them the recognition they deserve so that potential heroes in the future will know their risk and sacrifice will not be unrecognized.

All of this used to be common sense. Now, we have an Attorney General who tells us that “common sense” is the government making people who never hurt anyone wear an expensive ID bracelet in order to retain their human right of self-preservation.

Socratease on April 9, 2014 at 12:34 PM

How long before the MSM tries to blame conservatives?

neyney on April 9, 2014 at 12:31 PM

The question really is, “How long since has it been since they started?”

Gene Hunt on April 9, 2014 at 12:35 PM

How many mass shooting tragedies has occurred in countries with complete bans on guns versus the US? That defeats any stupid arguments you have.

nonpartisan on December 14, 2012 at 1:24 PM

Who’s stupid, rally?

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Before Newtown and other massacres that have happened elsewhere in the world:

#1. Erfurt, Germany, 2002, 18 were killed.

#2. Dunblane, Scotland, 1996, 16 kindergarteners and their teacher were shot.

#3. Winnenden, Germany, 2009, 15 murdered.

#4. Columbine, 1999, leaving 13 killed.

#5. Emsdetten, Germany, 2006, 11 murdered.

I haven’t looked up the most recent data, but, as you can see, Germany owned 3 of the 5 top spots and it has some of the strictest gun control laws in the entire world.

OTOH, please note that Switzerland doesn’t appear. Switzerland has the second highest gun ownership rate of all industrialised countries behind the US. 22% of all households have fully automatic weapons. The gun crime rate is so low that statistics are not even kept. The country has a population of 8 million, but there are estimated to be at least 2 million firearms, including about 600,000 automatic rifles and 500,000 pistols.

In the US, 60 million (or less than 20%) of the population own 200 million guns. In Switzerland, there are less guns per capita, but VIRTUALLY EVERY HOME HAS AT LEAST ONE WEAPON.

Resist We Much on April 9, 2014 at 12:35 PM

I don’t think they will know what to do with this story. It doesn’t advance any of their current narratives about guns, and it only highlights, once again, how forcing adults to go unarmed jeopardizes everyone’s safety.

NotCoach on April 9, 2014 at 12:18 PM

This.

Some early reports were saying that the perpetrator was bullied, but that’s far from being confirmed as the motive. BTW, Franklin Regional is considered a fairly affluent school district.

Kudos to the student who was clear-headed enough to pull the fire alarm. Prayers all around to everyone, especially the victims.

[Minor spelling mistake that I've made myself in the past: it's Murrysville, not Murraysville.]

PatriotGal2257 on April 9, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Thank you, butch.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Anyone, pls., why is this a federal case? Why is the FBI involved?

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM

The story I saw was that they simply responded to the event. Once there, they backed off and said it would be a local investigation.

climbnjump on April 9, 2014 at 12:38 PM

Knife control! Knife-free zones!

rrpjr on April 9, 2014 at 12:38 PM

I don’t think they will know what to do with this story. It doesn’t advance any of their current narratives about guns, and it only highlights, once again, how forcing adults to go unarmed jeopardizes everyone’s safety.

NotCoach on April 9, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Not to mention the fact that it took longer for the kid to stab 20 than if he had shot them. Imagine if there had been an armed adult. He would have been put down long before he could harm that many.

Resist We Much on April 9, 2014 at 12:38 PM

I was under the impression that any state can request FBI assistance for support work like forensics. That said, it is hard to see why that should be necessary here.

butch on April 9, 2014 at 12:34 PM

If I understood one report correctly, they were brought in to interview the suspect. Could be the local police department didn’t have someone sufficiently qualified to get inside this kid’s head to figure out why he did it.

CurtZHP on April 9, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Who’s stupid, rally really?

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Thank you, RWM, for expanding the list.

We should also not forget Canada’s massacres
(see bottom of the list). Yes, yes, Canadians and Australians are more contained. Makes you wonder why, though. It’s not the guns.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Sorry, but my emotions are just worn out….
..a number of years ago we had in this part of our State
the worst carnage imaginable….a room full of Amish School
girls executed by a deranged man….the boys were all told
to leave….he picked their school
because you could walk right in….their schools are a throwback
to 100 years ago….the coverage got so bad, I had to turn it off.

We had a number of PA State Troopers at the Lancaster barracks
who were so distraught (they were the ones who surrounded
the school) that they never recovered from it….they retired.

ToddPA on April 9, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Most schools are knife free zones now, though…

(Back when I was in high school, the teachers asked to borrow my knife when they needed one – they knew I always carried one.)

climbnjump on April 9, 2014 at 12:17 PM

But zero-tolerance isn’t practiced with respect to knives, yet.

Will kids now be arrested if they bite their pop-tart into a knife shape? Will plastic knives be removed from cafeterias? Will students be treated as dangerous pre-criminals if they use their plastic fork in a cutting motion?

slickwillie2001 on April 9, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Anyone, pls., why is this a federal case? Why is the FBI involved?

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM

I think they were asked in. They have the technology in case it is needed.

crankyoldlady on April 9, 2014 at 12:43 PM

climbnjump on April 9, 2014 at 12:38 PM

CurtZHP on April 9, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Thank you.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:43 PM

crankyoldlady on April 9, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Thank you, col.

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Indeed. Those were all school shootings.

Resist We Much on April 9, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Everyone used to carry a pocket knife. Very useful tool. Now you would probably get arrested.

crankyoldlady on April 9, 2014 at 12:44 PM

Anyone, pls., why is this a federal case? Why is the FBI involved?

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM

I dunno. But perhaps they look at these things as having terrorist potential? Beats me.

whatcat on April 9, 2014 at 12:46 PM

To be more specific, those were elementary or secondary school shootings (not universities or other learning institutions).

Resist We Much on April 9, 2014 at 12:48 PM

ToddPA on April 9, 2014 at 12:42 PM

I remember that. An absolutely horrible day.

PatriotGal2257 on April 9, 2014 at 12:48 PM

We had a number of PA State Troopers at the Lancaster barracks
who were so distraught (they were the ones who surrounded
the school) that they never recovered from it….they retired.

ToddPA on April 9, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Seeing something like that would haunt you for the rest of your life.

crankyoldlady on April 9, 2014 at 12:49 PM

Resist We Much on April 9, 2014 at 12:35 PM

And how about the mass shooting in Norway?
Granted, Norway isn’t as strict a gun free zone as many other countries, but that attack was far bigger than any we’ve had in this country.

dentarthurdent on April 9, 2014 at 12:52 PM

dentarthurdent on April 9, 2014 at 12:52 PM

77, IIRC.

Resist We Much on April 9, 2014 at 12:54 PM

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:

The student who pulled the fire alarm is to be congratulated, since that usually alerts the police, and it probably brought the attack to the attention of the assistant principal, who tackled the assailant.

What I’m wondering is, if the assailant managed to wound 20 students, why didn’t some of the male students surround the assailant and try to tackle him and take the knives from him, in order to save their classmates? If the assailant was surrounded by (for example) four male students, two of them could pretend to attack him with chairs from opposite directions, and the other two could tackle him from behind. If the assailant was against a wall and couldn’t be attacked from behind, someone could push a desk into him and pin him against the wall, then he could be disarmed by others.

It seems like kids these days are taught so much to be non-violent that they don’t have the courage to use violence when necessary to protect the innocent.

Steve Z on April 9, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Prayers for all involved. This is a horrible tragedy.

Every so often I check my favorite Lefty blog for shiz & giggles…here’s one related to this story:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024798969

The general consensus is that stabbings are better than shootings, ergo gun control has saved lives. That, and the calls for mandatory “anger management” classes for all public school children.

JetBoy on April 9, 2014 at 12:56 PM

It seems like kids these days are taught so much to be non-violent that they don’t have the courage to use violence when necessary to protect the innocent.

Steve Z on April 9, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Why weren’t they taught to use a stapler or urinate on him like female students at Colorado universities are? Either one would have stopped him…cold. /

Resist We Much on April 9, 2014 at 12:58 PM

But zero-tolerance isn’t practiced with respect to knives, yet.
slickwillie2001 on April 9, 2014 at 12:42 PM

Not so sure about that.
I’ve seen an aweful lot of reports of kids getting suspended or expelled for accidently having a knife of some kind (or EMT tool with a blade) in their car; and in some cases the kid didn’t even know it was in the car.

dentarthurdent on April 9, 2014 at 12:59 PM

ToddPA on April 9, 2014 at 12:42 PM

I remember that. An absolutely horrible day.

PatriotGal2257 on April 9, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Really, Really bad…..probably the worst thing I’ve ever
witnessed here….Rendell, who was pretty shaken by the whole thing
came to offer condolences….the Amish in Nickel Mines (the
area where it happened) gave word to his “team” to stay out of it,
they’ll deal with it….they razed the school roughly two
weeks after it happened….nobody interfered…

ToddPA on April 9, 2014 at 1:01 PM

Why is this a federal case?

Please, anyone with info, explain why the FBI is on this case?

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Butch, CnJ, and COL are correct and another thing to remember is that there is a turf war going on between HLS and the FBI. You will see the FBI becoming more proactive in seeing if they have a role in these types of events, instead of waiting to be asked. You could call it better “customer relations” or protecting their “market share”.

HLS is becoming the BMOC and the FBI understands the negative ramifications to their power and budgets. More of this to happen as our law enforcement efforts become more centralized, and ever expanding at the federal level.

Again, what do I know as I only read a bunch of stuff.

HonestLib on April 9, 2014 at 1:02 PM

According to the doctor who treated 6 students…all of them did not see the attacker because he was running and stabbing and the hallway was very crowded. They felt pain and realized they’d been stabbed when they felt this pain and saw blood.

stingray9813 on April 9, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Oh come on it’s obvious how the media and left will paint this!

“We’re lucky he only had access to knives. If he had access to guns this tragedy could have been so much worse. Situations like these are why we need to continue eliminating access to firearms.”

nextgen_repub on April 9, 2014 at 1:03 PM

I love how nonpartisan is posting from the past. Creepy, actually.

Chuck Schick on April 9, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Better get ready to register that nice new set of steak knives you got for Christmas…If the progs have their way of things…

bimmcorp on April 9, 2014 at 1:03 PM

And how about the mass shooting in Norway?
Granted, Norway isn’t as strict a gun free zone as many other countries, but that attack was far bigger than any we’ve had in this country.

dentarthurdent on April 9, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Who’s stupid, really?

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Answered to nonbrainofHA

Schadenfreude on April 9, 2014 at 1:05 PM

The general consensus is that stabbings are better than shootings, ergo gun control has saved lives. That, and the calls for mandatory “anger management” classes for all public school children.

JetBoy on April 9, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Early this morning, I was actually thinking about how much dumber the population is now even though it has immediate access to more information than all of civilisation before it…combined. I thought, ‘You know, if schools spent more time actually teaching ‘insignificant’ stuff like reading, math, and history and less on subjects like social justice, white privilege, climate change, etc, most 8th graders could probably pass the 8th grade exams that were given in the 1950s and earlier.’ We spend so much time, energy, and money on subjects that will not help students succeed in life. In NYC, 80%+ of high school ‘graduates’ are functionally illiterate or cannot read at an 8th grade level. But, don’t you worry. They know all about the evil, greedy, oppressive white race.

Technology is a great thing. The internet has been the biggest, single societal change in my lifetime; yet, the percentage of Americans who can’t identify the United States on a map of North America is staggering. They can tell you all that you would ever want to know, however, about Bey & Jay-Z or Kim and Kanye.

It’s tremendously sad and depressing.

Resist We Much on April 9, 2014 at 1:07 PM

Had there been a sign

NO KNIVE’S ALLOWED!

this would not have occurred!

Where were the rotten tea bagger teachers that “Carry”?

Obamatrix on April 9, 2014 at 1:07 PM

And bayonet lugs.

NotCoach on April 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM

And a stock thingy that goes up.

CurtZHP on April 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM

And an adjustable knob that goes to 11.

Oldnuke on April 9, 2014 at 1:08 PM

All the kids aren’t even in the ambulances and we have this from a member of the school’s safety committee:

Roberta Cook, a Franklin Regional School Board director and member of the safety committee, said the local schools have well-practiced procedures in place for such events. Cook said she was awaiting a briefing on the incident, but had heard that no one had been killed.

“But I’m just glad it wasn’t a shooter, because if it had been a shooter, there would have been fatalities,” Cook, whose children attended the school, told FoxNews.com.

- See more at: http://gunsnfreedom.com/mass-stabbing-at-pa-high-school-leaves-20-wounded-4-critical/#sthash.JLTbd0xg.dpuf

Murrysville is near relatively rural surroundings with lots of hunting, etc, but the town probably views itself as more “upscale.”

ImmigrantsWife on April 9, 2014 at 1:09 PM

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