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Officials: Stabbing Suspect at PA High School Tackled by School Principal [PRESS CONFERENCE]

Updated: Wednesday, April 9 2014, 01:29 PM EDT

Nineteen students and one faculty member were injured after a 16-year-old sophomore at a high school in New Jersey walked down a hallway flashing two knives, officials said Wednesday.

The scene was described as "mass chaos," as the student went on a rampage around 15 minutes after the doors opened at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, PA. According to officials at a press conference a school principal tackled the suspect, who is in custody.

Four individuals were reported to be seriously injured in the incident, though no fatalities had been reported by noon. According to CNN some patients are having CT scans and x-rays performed and additional patients may require operative care throughout the day.

The school was been searched twice for any additional suspects, and police believe the sophomore acted alone, CNN reports. So far there is no indication of a motive.

A statement on the school’s website reads;

"After a critical incident at Franklin Regional Senior High School this morning, the campus was locked down.  Elementary classes were cancelled and high school students were evacuated to the middle school. 

"Law enforcement are working with the school district to manage the situation. Middle school and high school students will only be dismissed to parents.  Parents should report to Heritage Elementary for reunification.  All parents will need to sign out students before dismissal.  As parents arrive at Heritage Elementary, staff members will escort middle school and high school students to the building for reunification.

"Any high school student who drove to school will not be permitted to drive home without a parent."

Officials: Stabbing Suspect at PA High School Tackled by School Principal [PRESS CONFERENCE]

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