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Brett Hurt, a 16-year-old victim of a mass knife attack at a Pittsburgh area high school, says the morning turned into 'straight ...
chaos.' He was stabbed after playfully walking down the hall with a friend who may have helped save his life. (April 10)
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DURATION: 1:27-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:ABC POOL - AP CLIENTS ONLYMonroeville, Pennsylvania - April 10, 20141. SOUNDBITE: (English) Brett Hurt, stabbing victim:"I didn't really know what was going on at the time because I was walking down the hallway with a friend of mine, Gracie Evans. And then it just all hit. She was screaming, and I was just standing there, and then everthing just went, I didn't even know what was going on. I was just so surprised. I could barely move because I got stabbed in the back and had to have help going into the next room and then her putting pressure on my would, make sure I didn't bleed out.WHITE FLASH IN BETWEEN BITES2. SOUNDBITE: (English) Brett Hurt, stabbing victim:"It was all kind of like a blur. The only thing I remember is messing around with Gracie and bumping her out of the way because usually I just goof off in the morning just a little bit and be playful. Nex thing I know the kid runs by and hits me in the back and that's when everything just went into straight chaos."WHITE FLASH IN BETWEEN BITES3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Brett Hurt, stabbing victim:"What was going through my mind? 'Will I survive or will I die?' Reporter off camera: It sounds like your friend saved your life."Yeah. Gracie saved my life."WHITE FLASH IN BETWEEN BITES4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Amanda Leonard, Brett Hurt's mother:"I've already hugged her. I've kissed her. I've told her, 'Thank you.' And there is nothing in the world that I can do for that girl to thank her for what she has done."Brett - "We owe her a lot, Mom. We owe her a lot."STORYLINE: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 the whole attack was a blur."The only thing I remember is messing around with Gracie and bumping her out of the way because usually I just goof off in the morning," said Hurt. "Nex thing I know the kid runs by and hits me in the back, and that's when everything just went into straight chaos."The teenager said he believes his friend Gracie helped save his life because she applied pressure to his stab wound to try and staunch the bleeding. Hurt's mother Amanda Leonard says she had hugged, kissed and thanked her son's friend."There is nothing in the world that I can do for that girl to thank her for what she has done," said Leonard. Hurt 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.