Last hospitalized Franklin Regional stabbing victim making 'great progress,' family says

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A Franklin Regional High School sophomore hospitalized since the knife attack there last month has made “great progress in recovering from his injuries,” his parents said in a statement released this morning.

The final hospitalized victim in the attack, Greg Keener, 15, is expected to be moved out of the Forbes Hospital intensive-care unit in the next few days. Still in fair condition, he was moved back to the ICU May 4 for additional monitoring.

“We are happy to report that Greg is alert and he is able to engage in daily activities including sitting in a chair, some walking, and watching the Penguins,” Rick and Julie Keener, of Murrysville, wrote. “We would like to thank everyone from our region and beyond, for the thoughts, prayers and well wishes on behalf of Greg.”

The family also thanked Forbes Hospital in the statement.

An athlete and junior-varsity tennis player, Greg was stabbed in the liver during the rampage in a first-floor hallway before the start of classes April 9.

Alex Hribal, 16, has been charged as an adult in the attacks and faces a June 4 preliminary hearing on 21 counts each of attempted homicide and aggravated assault, and a count of having a weapon on school property.

Sophomore Connor Warwick, 16, who suffered injuries to his gallbladder, liver, stomach and pancreas, was released Monday from Forbes Hospital.


Molly Born: mborn@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1944.


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