After U.S. recorded cases and cases of mass shootings in schools, 22 people were injured in a mass stabbing at the Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, 20 miles east of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Some victims were in critical condition and four victims were taken to hospitals by medical helicopters.
The incident started at around 7:13 a.m. (11:13 GMT) on Wednesday when a 16-year-old student went on a stabbing rampage in the school hallways using two “straight knives” of about 8 to 10 inches before he was tackled by assistant principal Sam King.
The attacker stabbed victims in the torso and slashing their arms and faces.
A student, Nate Scimio pulled the fire alarm to warn others.
Tom Seefeld, chief of police in Murrysville, Pennsylvania said that the unidentified sophomore attacker is now in police custody.
Westmoreland County District Attorney, John Peck told a news conference that the suspect would likely be charged as an adult, possibly with aggravated assault and attempted murder, and then his name would then be released.
Police and the FBI were searching the suspect’s home, situated at the end of a quiet cul de sac.
In the United States of America, mass shooting is no longer a surprise because this year there had been too many mass shootings; and at least three in December alone.
And about a week after the Connecticut’s mass shooting, there was another shooting in a different state which killed at least 4 people including the gunman.
A woman was shot at Juniata Valley Gospel Church, one man was shot at a residence, and the other man was shot at a crash site where the gunman used his truck and crashed the victim’s vehicle.
Three policemen were injured when they were shot by a gunman before he was killed during an exchange of gunfire near Canoe Creek State Park in Pennsylvania.
Authorities did not release the names of the victims or the shooter, though they did say the man lived in Blair County.
The shooting began in Frankstown Township, in central Pennsylvania, at about 9 a.m., and investigators were processing five crime scenes within about a 1.5-mile radius, authorities said at a news briefing Friday afternoon as reported by AP.
Police identified the five crime scenes as the church; a home and ground around the home; a crash site where another victim was killed; the point in the road where the gunman opened fire on the troopers; and where the final encounter occurred after the truck collided with the police cruiser.
This is a ‘man made disaster’!
Something that is not right and the American government must do something to solve this problem now.
May be it is because in the United States people can own guns freely.
People are fighting for human rights and there is too much freedom that some people may think that it is their rights to not obey the laws.