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First Lawsuit Filed Over Franklin Regional Stabbing Spree

Stabbing victim claims negligence, emotional distress in Tuesday’s filing

May 15, 2018 - 7:06 pm

WESTMORELAND CO. (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – A victim of Alex Hribal's 2014 stabbing spree at Franklin Regional High School sued Hribal, his parents and the Franklin Regional School District and its private security firm today.

19-year-old Gregory Keener's lawsuit alleges the school district knew about Hribal's mental illness and propensity for violence and was negligent in doing nothing to prevent it. Keener’s filing also contends the school’s Capital Asset Protection Inc. security guard was unarmed and poorly trained for emergencies.

The lawsuit also claims Hribal's parents knew of their son's intentions, which they deny.

This is the first lawsuit filed in connection to the April 9th, 2014 attack.

Hribal was sentenced in January to 23.5 to 60 years in prison after pleading guilty to attacking 20 students and a security guard with a foot-long kitchen knife.  

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