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School stabbing victim’s thought: Will I die?

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Brett Hurt, a sophomore at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, Pa., is wheeled into a news conference by a nurse at Forbes Hospital Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Monroeville, Pa.

School Stabbings

Alex Hribal, center, the suspect in the stabbings at the Franklin Regional High School near Pittsburgh, is taken from a district magistrate after he was arraigned on charges in the attack on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 in Export, Pa. Authorities say Hribal has been charged after allegedly stabbing and slashing at least 19 people, mostly students, in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday. Launch slideshow »

MONROEVILLE, Pa. — One of the victims of a knife attack at a high school near Pittsburgh says he was terrified he might die when he realized he had been stabbed in the back.

Sixteen-year-old Brett Hurt appeared at a hospital news conference Thursday, a day after authorities say fellow student Alex Hribal either stabbed or slashed 21 students and a security guard at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville.

"What was going through my mind?" Hurt said. "Will I survive or will I die."

Hurt says he doesn't think he could return to school anytime soon. He says, "I might freeze."

Hurt says the whole attack was a blur.

He says he met the suspect a couple of times but didn't really know him.

Hribal is being held on charges including four counts of attempted homicide.

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