Franklin Regional stabbing victim's condition upgraded

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EXPORT, Pa. —

The condition of one of the most severely injured students in the mass stabbing at Franklin Regional High School has been upgraded.

Jared Boger, 17, is now in fair condition.

Boger has had four surgeries and was on a ventilator.  He’s hospitalized at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

Boger’s mother attended a back-to-school rally this week and said the community’s unity has helped.

“I never thought I would be in this situation. Ever,” she said.

Three other victims remain at area hospitals.

Police said a fellow classmate, sophomore Alex Hribal, took two knives into the building last week and attacked 21 people.

Hribal has been charged with four counts of attempted homicide and 21 counts of aggravated assault. He is currently in a juvenile facility, but is being charged as an adult.

Hribal’s preliminary hearing will take place April 30 at the Westmoreland County Courthouse.  Officials met Wednesday to discuss how to accommodate a caravan of local and national media expected to attend.

Regular classes resumed Wednesday at Franklin Regional High School, one week after the attack.