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(MURRYSVILLE, Pa.) — Students and teachers at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., are slowly being eased back into normalcy following last week’s stabbing rampage that wounded 21 youngsters and a security guard.

The school has been closed since Wednesday when police said 16-year-old Alex Hribal, a sophomore, entered the premises and began stabbing people indiscriminately, severely injuring several classmates. Hribal was subdued by an assistant principal and campus police officer and remains in custody on multiple charges, including attempted homicide.

On Monday, teachers attended a counseling session at a local church although they decided against marching to the school in a show of unity in order to avoid media scrutiny.

Meanwhile, some parents and children accompanied by staff members will be allowed back inside the school Tuesday to observe how the hallways have been scoured clean to leave no trace of the bloody stabbing spree.

Unless plans change, classes at Franklin will resume on Wednesday.

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