LINCOLN — A 16-year-old girl charged in a knife and hammer attack on another student at Pius X High School in Lincoln has asked a judge to move her case to juvenile court.
An attorney for Sarah Piccolo filed the motion late last week, and Lancaster County District Judge Steven Burns set a Nov. 15 hearing on the matter.
Piccolo, a junior at Pius X, has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of assault and use of a deadly weapon. The Oct. 7 incident led to a two-hour lockdown at the school.
If convicted as an adult, Piccolo would face up to 50 years in prison on each count. Any penalty she would receive in juvenile court would conclude after she turned 18.
She is accused of using a knife and a hammer to assault Pius X senior Ellen Kopetzky in a school restroom.
Kopetzky suffered cuts to her face and hands along with blows to her head. She returned to school after a brief hospital stay.
Lincoln police have said they could find no connection between the students that would explain the attack.