Size & Strength Do NOT Matter in Knife Attacks || By John Lott

Alex Hribal, the suspect in the stabbings at the Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh Wednesday, is seen taken from a district magistrate after he was arraigned on charges in the attack.:: KEITH SRAKOCIC/AP

USA – -( I had a discussion about the Pennsylvania knife attack on Coast to Coast AM (April 10, 2014 from 1:08 to 1:11 AM).

Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh, PA was the site of a horrific scene on Wednesday April 9th 2014 with “at least 24” injured, including 5 critically wounded.

But the carnage, which was done in about five minutes, could have been worse.

Fortunately, the attacker in this case also seemed not to understand how to properly use the knife, usually slashing his victims. In addition, at least one life was saved by another of the victims: “A surgeon came out and congratulated one of the victims by saying she had saved the person’s life by applying pressure to the person’s wound.

The attacker was very small physically, with him described as “a 16-year-old kid who looks like he’s 10.”



Pennsylvania high school student wounds 20 in stabbing rampage || By Elizabeth Daley |COURTESY: SSgt Al Dutton, USMC (HD) MILINET

People leave Franklin Regional High School after reports of stabbing injuries in Murrysville

People leave Franklin Regional High School after reports of stabbing injuries in Murrysville, Pennsylvania April 9, 2014, in this still image taken from video courtesy of WPXI.   Credit: Reuters/WPXI/Handout via Reuters

(Reuters) – A 16-year-old student wielding two knives went on a stabbing rampage in the hallways of a Pittsburgh-area high school early on Wednesday, injuring 21 people, about half of them seriously, officials said.

The attacker moved stealthily through Franklin Regional High School, stabbing his victims in the torso and slashing arms and faces before anyone realized what was happening, students and officials said. Some of the injured taken to nearby hospitals were in critical condition, doctors said.

Students described a scene of panic, with the school hastily evacuated after a fire alarm was pulled. The unidentified sophomore suspected in the attack was in police custody, said Tom Seefeld, chief of police in Murrysville, Pennsylvania.

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