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A still image from video footage courtesy of WPXI-TV shows Pennsylvania high stabbing suspect Alex Hribal dressed in a hospital gown after his arraignment in Export, Penn., on April 9, 2014. Hribal, 16, was charged as an adult with multiple counts of attempted homicide and assault in the stabbing rampage that left 22 people wounded at his high school on Wednesday. (REUTERS/WPXI-TV)

Pennsylvania officials seek motive for school stabbing rampage


MURRYSVILLE, Penn. - Pennsylvania officials sought a motive on Thursday for a stabbing rampage at a high school in which a 16-year-old student is accused of wielding two knives and wounding nearly two dozen people.

The attacker stalked through Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville near Pittsburgh on Wednesday, stabbing victims in the torso and slashing their arms and faces with 8-inch steel blades before being tackled by an assistant principal, officials and students said.

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