Neb. Teen Will Be Tried as Adult in School Attack

Posted 8 months ago

By Scott Carlson

highschool(AP) — A 16-year-old girl accused of attacking a fellow student at Lincoln’s Pius X High School will be tried as an adult.

The girl’s attorney had requested the case be transferred to juvenile court, but a Lancaster County district judge denied the request on Monday. Prosecutors had argued against the request, saying the girl intended to kill as many people as she could.

Lincoln police say the girl attacked 17-year-old Ellen Kopetzky at the school on Oct. 7, using a knife and hammer. The girl was arrested the next day in Yates Center, Kan., and charged with first-degree assault and using a weapon to commit a felony. She has pleaded not guilty.

The Associated Press generally doesn’t identify juveniles accused of crimes.


  • Hashime

    This just goes to show that all hammers and knives should be registered. They are deadly weapons.

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    • ict

      Except the girl who was attacked didn’t die… which she would have been much more likely to if it HAD been a gun instead of a knife or hammer. That’s not too hard to comprehend, is it?

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  • shut up

    bi–h just didn’t no how to us them ……………..lol

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