In the aftermath of the stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Pennsylvania, a student named Nate Scimio has been identified as the person who pulled the fire alarm during the incident that left 20 people injured.
During a press conference Wednesday, Murrysville Police Chief Thomas Seefeld did not name the student but said the move likely saved lives, the International Business Times notes. Students at the scene identified the person who sounded the alarm as Scimio, CBS Pittsburgh reports.
Another student also credits Scimio as the one who intervened when the knife-wielding suspect neared a female student.
"[The attacker] was coming at this one girl with a knife," 17-year-old Matt DeCasare told BuzzFeed. "Apparently Nate Scimio stepped in the way and acted heroically and was able to push the one girl away and saved her from being stabbed."
Scimio was reportedly among the 19 students who were wounded in the stabbing, which took place inside the high school in a Pittsburgh suburb around 7:20 a.m Wednesday morning. The teen was transported to a local hospital but appears to be doing all right.
Scimio posted the following photo to his Instagram account Wednesday morning:
While he has received some criticism for the selfie, commenters on Instagram have applauded Scimio for his act.
Head over to HuffPost Crime for updates on the Franklin Regional High School stabbing.