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Pennsylvania school stabbing: Authorities try to pin down a motive
Pennsylvania school stabbing: Authorities try to pin down a motive

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — It took only a few minutes, what the governor would call “one horrific five-minute period,” for a 16-year-old high school student wielding two kitchen-size knives to attack 21 people at Franklin Regional Senior High School outside of Pittsburgh on Wednesday. Hours after the onslaught, authorities said they were still searching for a motive. “What made this young man decide to get up today and do this?” Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett asked at a news conference on the school campus. He offered no answer. The student, described as an average and “kind of quiet kid” by fellow students, stabbed and slashed at classmates before...

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