UPDATE: Twenty people hurt in Pittsburgh school stabbing

As many as 20 students were hurt when a classmate went on a stabbing rampage in the classrooms and hallways of a high school outside Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning.

The stabbings were reported at Franklin Regional High School, in the suburb of Murrysville.

PITTSBURGH, PA (NBC) - The morning calm at Franklin Regional High School outside Pittsburgh erupted into violence around 7:15 this morning just as students were arriving for class.

A student wielding two large knives, went on a rampage stabbing several students.

Before it was over 19 students and one adult were injured, many critically with what doctors describe as deep penetrating wounds.

Panicked parents rushed to the scene searching for news of their children.

The attack, which happened over the course of some 20 minutes, spread across several rooms and hallways. A quick thinking student is being praised for pulling a fire alarm to warn others.

The suspect was eventually confronted and restrained by the principal.

The suspect is a 16-year-old 10th grader who is now in custody as investigators try to determine a motive.

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