Injuries "quite serious"
A doctor at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville, Pennsylvania says several students are being treated there, and some of their injuries "are clearly life-threatening."
Details on suspect
He's a male sophomore, said Dan Stevens, spokesman for Westmoreland County Department of Public Safety. He couldn't provide the suspect's age or name right now.
Chaotic scene at Forbes
At 7:30 this morning, when the incident took place, an adult and seven male victims between the ages of 15 and 17 were rushed to Forbes Regional Hospital, says Chief Medical Officer Mark Rubino.
Now, almost four hours later, three of those victims -- all of whom sustained severe injuries -- are still in the operating room, Rubino says. The other five are being evaluated.
Their wounds can be characterized as puncture or stab wounds, mostly to the lower abdomen, he says.
Stories of heroes coming?
We're hoping for more details soon, but our affiliate WPXI is reporting that some of the students at Forbes hospital may be heroes, according to a doctor there. It appears they may have been injured protecting other students from the stabbing suspect.
Teamwork ruled the day at Forbes Regional Hospital, according Dr. Chris Kaufmann, director of the trauma center. As the victims from the school rolled in, operating rooms were prepped as "physicians of almost every specialty" rushed to respond, he said.
Among those chipping in were anesthesiologists, surgeons, emergency physicians and 20 nurses, Kaufmann says.
We're still striving to find out more about the knives the suspect used in the stabbings. Mia Meixner, a student who witnessed two of her schoolmates being stabbed, said she didn't see the knives herself, but friends described them to her, saying "that they were large and they looked like rulers." Now, doctors are telling reporters the blade on one of the knives was at least an inch wide, according to our affiliate WPXI.