Lincoln teen will be tried as adult in school attack

Nov 19, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (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.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star,

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