EACS Reacts to Pennsylvania Mass Stabbing

Published 04/09 2014 10:24PM

Updated 04/10 2014 08:26AM

At least 20 people were injured when a student allegedly attacked his fellow classmates with two knives in Murrysville, Pennsylvania. The attack happened shortly after 7 a.m. before classes were scheduled to start at Franklin Sr. High School.

During the attack, someone pulled the school's fire alarm, which officials say helped evacuate the building. The suspect, a 16 year-old, was handcuffed by a resource officer and later taken into police custody. 

The stabbing attack comes just one day after officials with the East Allen County School District wrapped up a safety training course. The training is provided by a company called the Alice Training Institute. The name stands for alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evaluate. 

Abourt 30 school officials and 20 local firefighters and police officers attended the EACS safety class. From there, staff members will return to their schools to train even more teachers and administrators. 

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