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The 16-year-old charged in the stabbing spree at a Pennsylvania high-school is being held in the general population section of a juvenile detention center with a dozen other minors, officials said.
Alex Hribal, a sophomore at Franklin Regional High School, cannot receive a visit from his parents until the weekend, according to Rich Gordon, the director of the Westmoreland Juvenile Services Center.
Hribal was brought to the center at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday after his arraignment on charges he went on a five-minute bloody rampage through the school, stabbing more than 20 people for unknown reasons.
Although he is being charged as an adult, state law allows him to be held in a juvenile facility.
Hribal's lawyer has said his client needs a mental-health evaluation.