Friday, 11 April 2014 - 7:10
22 hurt in mass stabbing at US high school
A 16-year-old American student stabbed 21 teenagers and a security guard in a bloody 30-minute rampage in the classrooms and hallways of a Franklin Regional High School in Pennsylvania.
He walked down a hallway flashing two kitchen knives, stabbing fellow pupils and the guard as they began arriving for what should have been a routine school day.
The Murrysville, Pennsylvania, police Chief Thomas Seefeld stated that the Franklin Regional Senior High School assistant principal tackled the alleged assailant to the ground to end the terrifying incident inside his school.
The attack comes after a long and frequent line of US school shootings that have inflamed a nationwide debate over gun control in the United States.