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20 injured in Pittsburgh-area high school stabbings, authorities say

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‏@realtimwilliams #BREAKING: Forbes Hospital: As many as 10 stabbing victims at Franklin Regional HS.

Allie Malloy, (CNN) — At least 20 students were injured Wednesday morning in a stabbing incident at Franklin Regional Senior High School in the Pittsburgh area, said Dan Stevens, an emergency management agency spokesman.

Four people were flown to hospitals by helicopter, he said.

A message on the Franklin Regional School District’s website said all of its elementary schools were closed after the incident, and “the middle school and high school students are secure.”

The suspect is a male student and is in custody, an official says.

Information on what led to the stabbings and the conditions of the injured were not immediately released. The students range in age from 14 to 17, Stevens said.

The school is in Murrysville, about 15 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh.

Students were being released to their parents, Stevens said.

CNN first learned of the stabbings on Twitter.

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