School in Pennsylvania Stabbing Spree to Reopen Next Week

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The suburban Pittsburgh high school where a student is accused of going on a bloody knifing spree will remain closed Monday, but is expected to reopen sometime next week.

Officials at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., haven’t given an exact date for when they would allow the children back into the school, where a 16-year-old suspect allegedly stabbed or slashed 20 students and a security guard Wednesday.

But the high school is expected to reopen for the "systematic return of students" at some point next week, said Westmoreland County public safety spokesman Dan Stevens.

The school has been waiting for special ceiling tiles to be brought in so that it will look the way it did before the violent attack.

Suspect Alex Hribal was arrested and remains in detention. The criminal charges against him include attempted homicide, aggravated assault and carrying a prohibited weapon. Prosecutors have charged him as an adult.

— Mary Murray