1 Franklin Regional HS student in critical: ‘Knife came within millimeters of heart'

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PITTSBURGH - One of 19 students injured in a mass stabbing at Franklin Regional High School Wednesday is listed in critical condition.

University of Pittsburgh Medical officials held a news conference around 1:30 p.m., saying the most serious case in their system involves a student who was stabbed in the chest.

Channel 11’s Jennifer Tomazic reported that the student is currently in the intensive care unit.

Dr. Louis Alarcon said that patient had a knife wound to the chest that missed his aorta by millimeters. Doctors did say the knife struck the 17-year-old’s liver and will require multiple surgeries.

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Tomazic spoke to the victim’s girlfriend, who says the boy’s name is Jared Boger. Boger is a baseball player and is on the ski patrol at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. 

Investigators said 19 students and one adult were injured in a mass stabbing around 7:15 a.m. Wednesdsay morning. One 16-year-old suspect has been arrested in connection with the case.