1 in custody after Pennsylvania school stabbings

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1 in custody after Pennsylvania school stabbings
Alex Hribal, the suspect in the multiple stabbings at the Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., is escorted by police to a district magistrate to be arraigned on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Export, Pa. Authorities say Hribal has been charged after allegedly stabbing and slashing at least 19 people, including students, in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Alex Hribal, the suspect in the stabbings at the Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh, is taken from a district magistrate after he was arraigned on charges in the attack on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Export, Pa. Authorities say Hribal has been charged after allegedly stabbing and slashing at least 21 people, mostly students, in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Brett Hurt, 16, a sophomore at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa.,and a victim in the stabbings that took place their on April 9, sits in a wheelchair next to his mother Amanda Leonard during a news conference at Forbes Regional Hospital, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Monroeville, Pa. Authorities have charged Alex Hribal, 16, with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault in the attack. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Brett Hurt, 16, a sophomore at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., and a victim of the stabbings that took place their on April 9, talks about the attack during a news conference as his mother mother Amanda Leonard looks on, Thursday, April 10, 2014, at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, Pa. Authorities have charged Alex Hribal, 16, with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault in the attacks. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
A man and woman walk away from Franklin Regional High School after more then a dozen students were stabbed by a knife wielding suspect at the school on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and is being questioned. (AP Photo/Tribune Review, Brian F. Henry)
Parents and students embrace along School Road near Franklin Regional High School after more than a dozen students were stabbed  by a knife wielding suspect at the school on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and is being questioned. (AP Photo/Tribune Review, Sean Stipp)
Alex Hribal, the suspect in the multiple stabbings at the Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., stumbles as he is escorted by police to a district magistrate to be arraigned on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Export, Pa. Authorities say Hribal has been charged after allegedly stabbing and slashing at least 19 people, mostly students, in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Jenna Mickel, right, a sophomore at Franklin Regional High School leaves school after being picked up by her father Richard after several people were stabbed in Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
People walk past the athletic fields on the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
A Salvation Army disaster services vehicle drives past a school bus onto the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School, Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Students leave the campus of the Franklin Regional School District, where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
A policeman directs a driver to the area to pick up students on the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Students leave the campus of the Franklin Regional School District, where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questionedow}, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
A student leave the campus of the Franklin Regional School District after more then a dozen students were stabbed by a knife wielding suspect at nearby Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and is being questioned. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
CORRECTS BYLINE TO GENE PUSKAR - Students leave the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
CORRECTS BYLINE TO GENE PUSKAR - A woman walks onto the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
Students leave the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
A police vehicle is parked at the edge of the parking lot the campus of the high school on Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Emergency responders gather in the parking lot of the high school on the campus of the Franklin Regional School District where several people were stabbed at Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Students walk past a row of buses as they leave the campus of the Franklin Regional School District after more then a dozen students were stabbed by a knife wielding suspect at nearby Franklin Regional High School on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Murrysville, Pa., near Pittsburgh. The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and is being questioned. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
The sign a group of students taped up near the entrance, supports their school, Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh, on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Murrysville, Pa. A knife wielding student injured over 20 people in a stabbing attack there on April 9. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
A group of students tapes up a sign supporting their school near the entrance to Franklin Regional High School Thursday, April 10, 2014 in Murrysville, Pa. A knife wielding student injured over 20 people in a stabbing attack the day before. Authorities have charged Alex Hribal, 16, with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault in the attack. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - An official says four students were believed to be seriously injured at a high school near Pittsburgh, where a student with a knife stabbed or slashed others, injuring as many as 20.

Westmoreland County emergency management spokesman Dan Stevens says 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 in Murrysville on Wednesday morning.

Stevens says it doesn't appear any students suffered life-threatening injuries. He says all the injured are between 14 and 17 years old.

The suspect, a male student, was taken into custody and being questioned.

Stevens says the suspect used a knife, though he didn't say what kind or why he attacked the others.

Stabbing At Pennsylvania High School

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

Several people were stabbed Wednesday morning at a high school near Pittsburgh, and a suspect was taken into custody, an emergency official said.

Dan Stevens, the spokesman for Westmoreland County emergency management, said five or six people were reported stabbed at about 7:20 a.m. at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, about 15 miles east of Pittsburgh.

It wasn't immediately clear if the suspect and the victims are students, adults or a mix of both. It doesn't appear that any of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries, Stevens said, though several helicopters were seen flying people from the scene to area hospitals.

School officials and Murrysville police didn't immediately return calls seeking further details, but the school issued a bulletin on its website saying: "A critical incident has occurred at the high school. All elementary schools are canceled, the middle school and high school students are secure."

The district serves about 3,600 students who live in the bedroom communities of Murrysville, Export and Delmont. The elementary and middle schools are part of the same campus.

The high school was on lockdown, and students were being kept there as a precaution as school and law enforcement officials double-checked the premises. School officials were making arrangements to bus the middle school students home.

District Attorney John Peck said he was monitoring the situation. Detectives from his office were also investigating, though Peck said he had no information beyond that being reported by Pittsburgh television news stations.

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