Timeline: Police, medical responders on scene of Franklin Regional High School stabbings
Morning of mayhem
7 a.m. — Doors open at Franklin Regional Senior High School. Suspect armed with two knives enters building.
7:09 a.m. — Officer William “Buzz” Yakshe, school resource officer, radios to Murrysville police: “I don't know what I got going on down at school here. I need some units down here ASAP.”
7:09 a.m. — Westmoreland County 911 dispatcher: “We are getting a call reporting one individual has a knife.”
7:11 a.m. — Dispatcher: “Murrysville units, the actor is Alex Hribal. They are not sure of his location right now.”
7:12 a.m. — Dispatcher: “We are still taking additional information, not sure how many people are involved at this time.”
7:13 a.m. — 911 receives first call from school. More than a dozen calls come from students' cellphones and land lines in classrooms and offices.
7:14 a.m. — Police enter.
7:15 a.m. — Police dispatch: “Police are advising scene not secure. Multiple victims here. We need ambulances here as soon as possible. Be advised the suspect is in custody. Only one suspect.” Security guard John “Jay” Resetar found stabbed in abdomen.
7:16 a.m. — Police responder: “About 14 patients right now. One stab wound to the back, one to the arm, another stab wound to the back.”
7:17 a.m. — Police to 911: “Inside the school we have multiple stab victims, so just bring EMS from wherever you can get them. Get us some local officers here, also. Again, the suspect is in custody. But we need some help here.”
7:18 a.m. — Sirens wail. Responders to police officers: “We have multiple stab victims inside the school and outside of the school. Go to the rear ... assist in any way you can. We have victims all over the ground.”
7:20 a.m. — EMS requested in Room 113.
7:21 a.m. — Responders told four helicopters in air.
7:23 a.m. — Responders told to move injured to main lobby.
7:25 a.m. — County notifies Pittsburgh hospitals to expect patients.
7:26 a.m. — On-scene responder: “Our big thing is the victims inside the school getting medical attention. As far as police, I think we have everything under control.”
7:28 a.m. — District attorney and additional law enforcement called to scene.
7:29 a.m. — Medics requested in Room 114 for “priority patients” and Room 108 for “stomach wound.”
7:30 a.m. — Seven male students with stab wounds arrive by ambulance at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville.
7:32 a.m. — Medical helicopters directed to soccer field landing zone.
7:34 a.m. — Pittsburgh hospitals advise they can take Level 1 trauma and “walking wounded.” County dispatch alerts hospitals to expect more patients.
7:35 a.m. — Medic response: “I believe the priority (patient) is in the ambulance right now, being treated by medics.”
7:40 a.m. — Three “red tags” (most seriously injured) reported.
7:40 a.m. — Fire personnel dispatch: “We need to get somebody up to the second floor and start searching the rooms. ... We are starting to get reports of multiple patients in rooms (who) are calling on cell phones.”
7:43 a.m. — Police dispatch: “We are double-checking rooms here for victims.”
7:46 a.m. — Rescue personnel try to determine names of victims as they are taken out.
7:59 a.m. — Police dispatch: “We believe we have most of the patients extricated and transported.”
8:13 a.m. — Dispatcher: EMS units and helicopters released from duty, “with our thanks.”
8:27 a.m. — County detectives enter building.
8:35 a.m. — Nurse's office, cafeteria and blood-streaked hallways declared crime scenes, sealed off with police tape.
8:36 a.m. — All victims at hospitals. Students who saw the suspect are taken to meet with FBI interviewers.
10:20 a.m. — Hribal taken from Murrysville police station to Excela Westmoreland Hospital in Greensburg. Treated for hand wounds.
Source: Westmoreland County Public Safety radio dispatches
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