- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A teen charged with stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at his Pennsylvania high school has been moved from a juvenile detention center to the county jail.

Alex Hribal turned 18 on Thursday. A judge ruled last week that Hribal would be transferred to an adult lockup on his birthday.

Hribal is charged as an adult in the April 2014 rampage at Franklin Regional High School.

Defense attorney Patrick Thomassey had argued that “real and irreversible harm” could be done to Hribal’s mental health status if the slightly built boy was moved to Westmoreland County Jail. The defense is trying to get the case moved out of adult court.

Thomassey acknowledges Hribal committed the attack using two 8-inch kitchen, but he contends Hribal is mentally ill.

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