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. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
The latest U.S. community to be traumatized by school violence — this time a mass stabbing — began the long journey back to normality Thursday as it sent its youngest children back to classes, authorities searched for a motive and injured students recovered from their wounds.Murrysville’s elementary and middle schools reopened just 24 hours after a stabbing and slashing rampage through the first-floor hallway of Franklin Regional Senior High School. Police have identified 16-year-old Alex Hribal as the suspected attacker.”He just went down the hall swinging the two knives he had,” Murrysville's police chief, Thomas Seefeld, said at a morning news briefing outside the school. At least 19 students were wounded, four critically/Los Angeles Times. More here.