Two Franklin Regional stabbing victims released from hospitals



Two more Franklin Regional High School students hospitalized since the April 9 knife attack at the Murrysville school were discharged Wednesday.

Junior Jared Boger, 17, who underwent four surgeries at UPMC Presbyterian, was among the most severely wounded with a knife in the chest and through the liver just below his heart, doctors have said.

Reached by phone, his mother, Janet Boger, said her son is still pale but "looks OK."

"He's tired and still in a lot of pain," she said.

Junior Derek Jones, 17, was released from Forbes Hospital Wednesday night.

In related news, investigators seized school supplies, a handwritten note and a cell phone from the locker of the sophomore accused of the attack, according to court documents released Wednesday.

Also collected from 16-year-old Alex Hribal's locker April 9 were several binders, a plastic bag with gym clothes, an L.L. Bean backpack, a textbook and a student handbook, detectives wrote in an inventory filed at District Judge Charles Conway's office in Export.

It was not clear what was on a handwritten note or on a piece of notebook paper containing something about Alex that investigators took from his home. Murrysville police Chief Thomas Seefeld had already confirmed a cell phone was seized from the teen's backpack.

Alex is accused of slashing or stabbing 21 students and a security guard before classes started April 9. He has been charged as an adult and remains in a juvenile detention facility in Greensburg.

A motive behind the attack is still unknown.

His attorney, Patrick Thomassey, could not be reached for comment.

Two other students injured in the attack remain hospitalized at Forbes Hospital: Greg Keener, 15, a sophomore, who remains in the ICU in critical condition, and sophomore Connor Warwick, 16, who is in fair condition, a hospital spokesman said.

On Sunday, a group of distance runners will travel 22 miles to deliver "flags of hope" to students still hospitalized and a message of thanks to UPMC Presbyterian.

The blue and gold "FR proud" flags have been signed by community members, students and staff, organizer and 2001 alumnus Darren Miller said.

"FR Project 22" runners will leave Franklin Regional High School at 9 a.m. Sunday and travel to Forbes Hospital in Monroeville and then Presby in Oakland.

Mr. Miller said donations can be made to the "We Are FR" fund at S&T Bank in Murrysville.


Lexi Belculfine contributed. Molly Born: mborn@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1944. First Published April 23, 2014 3:49 PM

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