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Three teens stabbed in Penn. school

READING, Pa. (AP) ” A junior/senior high school was evacuated Wednesday morning after three students were stabbed, emergency and hospital officials said.

The stabbings happened around 8:15 a.m. at Antietam Middle-Senior High School in Lower Alsace Township, according to a dispatcher at the Berks County Communications Center.

A 16-year-old girl was taken to Reading Hospital with cuts to both hands, hospital spokesman William J. Rudolph Jr. said. Doctors also treated a 15-year-old girl with a small wound to her upper back and a 14-year-old boy with a small wound to his upper right arm, he said. The boy was later released, Rudolph said.

The Reading bomb squad and numerous police agencies were called to the scene, said state police Lt. Thomas G. McDaniel said.

Ninth-grader Jim Greager, 14, said he was in a hallway when he saw another student running down the hall screaming, “Help! Help! Help!”

Brian Macluskie, 15, also a ninth-grader, said students thought it was a drill when the school was evacuated, “until we saw cop cars out front.”

“People were crying; they were scared. Everyone was calling parents on cell phones. Rumors started flying,” Macluskie said.

Antietam School District officials could not immediately be reached for comment. The school enrolls grades seven through 12 and is located about 60 miles northwest of Philadelphia.


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