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NEW INFORMATION: Pittsburgh High School stabbing
UPDATE: School stabbing suspect Alex Hribal charged as adult: 4 counts of attempted criminal homicide, 21 counts of aggravated assault.
PITTSBURGH -- It happened this morning at "Franklin Regional High School" in Murrysville.
The suspected attacker, identified as a 16-year-old male student, is in police custody.
We've got multiple victims here, we need ambulances here as soon as possible
A mass stabbing at Franklin Regional Senior High School in suburban Pennsylvania has left at least
19 students and one adult injured -- some with life-threatening wounds.
The attack occurred shortly after 7am eastern -- before classes were scheduled to start.
"I saw people running and screaming and crying, so I thought something has to be wrong"
The suspect -- a 16 year old male sophomore at the school -- was handcuffed by a Resource Officer and later taken into police custody.
Officials say the school's principal was also involved in the student's apprehension.
"There was a school principal that had contact with the juvenile that was able to lead to him being put in custody."
During the attack, someone pulled the school's fire alarm, which officials say helped evacuate the building.
"We saw a chaotic scene outside with people running everywhere. So yes, the fire alarm being pulled probably assisted with evacuating the school and that was a good thing that that was done."
Investigators are now piecing together exactly what happened, and what could have caused this student to allegedly attack his classmates.
For the students and families in this community, the focus turns to healing -- both physical and emotional wounds.