Hearing for boy accused in Franklin Regional High School knife attack postponed


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A preliminary hearing for the 16-year-old boy charged in the April 9 knife attack at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville has been postponed.

At the request of his defense attorney, a preliminary hearing for Alex Hribal is now scheduled for June 4 at the Westmoreland County Courthouse.

The proceeding was originally set for April 30 but was moved to May 9 after prosecutors added 17 counts of attempted homicide. The Franklin Regional sophomore is accused of slashing or stabbing 20 students and a security guard before the start of classes April 9.

He has been charged as an adult with 21 counts of attempted homicide, 21 counts of aggravated assault, and a count of bringing a weapon on school property. He is being held in the Westmoreland County juvenile detention center.

 

In a related matter, two of the injured students remain at Forbes Hospital in fair condition today: Connor Warwick, 16, and Greg Keener, 15, who was moved back into the intensive-care unit Sunday for monitoring, a hospital spokesman said.



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