FR resource director who tackled stabbing suspect talks about emotional event

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EXPORT, Pa. - Channel 11’s Lisa Sylvester spoke with Franklin Regional High School’s resource director William “Buzz” Yakshe on Friday.

Yakshe said he had just started his day on Wednesday when he heard shouting.  He said he went out in the hallway to see what was wrong.

“Students were running.  Students were bleeding.  I heard one student yell to me, ‘He’s got a knife.  He’s cutting people,’” said Yakshe.

“I went outside, came back in and saw Sarge leaning up against a doorway holding his side.  His shirt was nothing but blood.  I saw two individuals laying right behind him.  One of the other security guards said, ‘Cuff him.’  Here, the two laying there were Assistant Principal Sam King and the actor.  I placed him in handcuffs.  I was told the weapons were secured,” said King.

King tackled the suspect, Alex Hribal, 16, before Yakshe handcuffed him.

“He was very passive.  He was just laying there and did everything I asked him to do.  I asked if anyone else was with him.  He said,
‘No.’  We took him out to the police car,” said Yakshe.

“This part gets me.  My son’s a senior, and I didn’t know if he was hurt.  Thank God he wasn’t.  He was in the parking lot.”

“I had a job to do.  We did it.  I can’t say enough about the medics and police officers.”