Final Franklin Regional victim discharged from hospital
The final Franklin Regional Senior High School student who was a victim of the April 9 mass stabbing at the school was released from the hospital on Saturday.
Greg Keener, 15, was discharged about 2 p.m. from Forbes Hospital, said Jesse Miller, spokesman of Allegheny Health Network, in a statement.
The family has asked for privacy as the teenager continues to heal, Miller said.
His sister, Rachel Keener, expressed her reaction on Twitter.
“I am the happiest sister in the world, because after 38 days, Greg is finally coming home!” she wrote in a tweet on Saturday.
A sophomore on the junior varsity tennis team described as a math whiz, Keener was among the 20 students and a security guard wounded in the attack.
Police have accused fellow sophomore Alex Hribal, 16, of using two kitchen knives to attack classmates before classes began that day.
Hribal is charged as an adult. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for June 4.
Four male students, including Keener, were the most critically injured of 12 treated at UPMC facilities and eight at Allegheny Health Network hospitals.
Keener was moved out of the intensive care unit in fair condition on Tuesday.
Reese Jackson, president and CEO of Forbes Hospital, said the staff there is grateful for the students' recovery and the community's continued support.
“It has been an honor to provide care and treatment to the injured Franklin Regional students,” he said. “An emotional attachment exists throughout the hospital for these young men and their families, and there is tremendous joy knowing that they all survived.”
Stacey Federoff is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 724-836-6660 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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