Nate Scimio has been identified as the Franklin Regional High School student who is being hailed as a hero for pulling a fire alarm and screaming shortly after being stabbed by a 16-year-old sophomore at the Pittsburgh-area school.
Without naming Nate, Murrysville, Pa., Police Chief Thomas Seefeld said the move to pull the fire alarm prevented more stabbings -- and possibly saved lives. The suspect’s name has not been released, but he is in custody.
“It was a good thing that was done,” Seefeld told a news conference Wednesday morning.
Janelle Hall of Pittsburgh television station WTAE tweeted the following photo of Scimio taking a selfie and wearing a hospital gown. His right arm is also bandaged:
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â€” Janelle Hall (@JanelleHallWTAE) April 9, 2014
Nate was being lauded on Twitter by users following the Pennsylvania school stabbing.
A hero emerges from a tragedy. Good thinking, Nate Scimio. #PrayersForFR
â€” James Phillips (@jwpresearch) April 9, 2014
nate scimio is just an amazing person
â€” Trinity McCool (@trinititty) April 9, 2014
Nate Scimio is a hero & saved many kids from being injured or killed by his quick thinking after being stabbed #Pray4FR
â€” Fukushima Rat (@reddroostermann) April 9, 2014
Nate Scimio is a hero I'm so proud of him #PrayForFR
â€” kiana (@ki_teeee) April 9, 2014