Police: School Stabber Apparently Behind Threats

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Detectives believe a boy charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security guard at his Pittsburgh-area high school threatened two students by phone before the attack.

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MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - Detectives believe a boy charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security guard at his Pittsburgh-area high school threatened two students by phone before the attack.

The reference to the threatening phone messages and completed calls is contained in a search warrant affidavit. Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck says neither student was among the victims in Wednesday's attack at Franklin Regional High School.

County detectives got the warrant for the home of Alex Hribal (RY'-bal). He is charged as an adult with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault.

Hribal's attorney and the district attorney did not return messages seeking comment.

Four students are still hospitalized, three in critical condition. The fourth was upgraded to fair condition Monday.

Teachers returned to the school Monday but classes don't resume until Wednesday.

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MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The doors are reopening at the Pittsburgh-area high school where 21 students and a security guard were injured in a stabbing rampage five days ago.

Teachers will return to work Monday at Franklin Regional School District in Murrysville. Students will be able to visit the school with their families on Tuesday and classes will resume Wednesday, a week after the attack.

Four students remained hospitalized Sunday, all in critical condition.

Authorities say 16-year-old Alex Hribal attacked his fellow students at the school with a pair of kitchen knives. He faces four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault.

Police and Hribal's attorney say they don't yet have a motive for the rampage. The attorney is seeking a psychiatric evaluation for Hribal.


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