Jared Boger, one of four Franklin Regional Senior High School students still hospitalized after the knife attack there last week, has been upgraded to fair condition, a UPMC spokesman said this afternoon.
The 17-year-old, who was moved from the intensive care unit, had been in critical condition earlier this week but was improving after his fourth surgery last weekend, doctors said.
At a back-to-school vigil Tuesday night, his mother, Janet Boger, thanked the crowd for "the outpouring of love and support."
"He's doing well," she said. "As long as they can control the pain, he's goofy, in a good mood.
"He will recover from this," she said.
At Forbes Hospital, Derek Jones, 17, and Greg Keener, 15, remain in the intensive care unit in critical but stable condition. Connor Warwick, 16, the third student in critical condition there, was released from the ICU and moved to another unit Monday.