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Man gets at least 23 years in prison for western Pa. school stabbings

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 22, 2018 2:00 PM
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In this Oct. 26, 2015, file photo, Alex Hribal, right, is escorted to a bail hearing in Greensburg, Pa. Hribal is charged as an adult with stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard April 9, 2014, at his suburban Pittsburgh high school.


(Greensburg) -- A man who pleaded guilty to stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at his suburban Pittsburgh high school will spend at least 23 years in prison with a maximum of six decades.

A judge sentenced 20-year-old Alex Hribal to 23½ to 60 years in prison and ordered him to pay more than $269,000 in restitution.

Hribal pleaded guilty in October to a weapons charge and numerous attempted homicide and aggravated assault charges.

Hribal was 16 when he used two eight-inch kitchen knives to stab and slash his way through the hallways of Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville before classes began on April 9, 2014.

Four students were critically injured at the school near Pittsburgh, including one who required a liver transplant. All survived and have since recovered.

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