Twenty students were wounded — four seriously — during a stabbing spree at a high school near Pittsburgh and one person is in custody early Wednesday, authorities say.
Dan Stevens, a spokeswoman for Westmoreland County emergency management, said a male student was in custody following the incident inside the school. It came at approximately 7:20 a.m., before classes began at the school in an affluent community about 15 miles east of Pittsburgh.
Four of the victims were taken to area hospitals via helicopter. Those injured were between 14 and 17 years old, Stevens said, adding that not all of them were stabbed or slashed with a knife.
"Most of them were to the lower abdomen and they seemed to actually almost have a pattern," Rubino said of the stab wounds. "Most of them were to the right lower abdomen and to the right flank and that created some of the criticality of their wounds and the nature of their injuries."