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Parents & students react to school stabbing

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By: Jenn Hatcher
jhatcher@klkntv.com

The family of 17-year-old Ellen Kopetzky, the stabbing victim, issued this statement Monday night:

This morning our daughter Ellen Kopetzky was injured at Pius X High School.  Ellen was taken for medical treatment, and is recovering with her family.  We're blessed by the outreach of friends in our community and across the country.   Thank you for your prayers, your compassion, and your well-wishes.  By God's grace, Ellen will recover.

We ask you to join us in prayer for Sarah Piccolo and her family.  We pray that she may be treated with respect and with mercy, and that our community will also support her family.  The love of God can conquer all things.

Thank you for all that you have done for us.  At this time, we ask that you respect the privacy of our family as Ellen recovers. 

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10/7/2013

It was a frightening Monday morning at Pius X, for students and faculty.

Lincoln police think a 16–year–old stabbed another student in the face.

Students leaving after the bell Monday reflected on what they call a somber day.

"Schools suppose to be a place that besides your house, you're supposed to be very safe.  To hear this was very shocking," says senior Katie Kirby.

The school was in lock down for nearly two hours.

Lincoln police believe 16– year–old Sarah Piccolo stabbed classmate, Ellen Kopetzky in the restroom.

Kirby says this is shocking because Piccolo is a very quiet student, "I think I've only heard her say like two words the whole year."

The victim underwent surgery for multiple injuries

The Kopetzky family released a statement Monday night.

This morning our daughter Ellen Kopetzky was injured at Pius X High School.  Ellen was taken for medical treatment, and is recovering with her family.  We're blessed by the outreach of friends in our community and across the country.   Thank you for your prayers, your compassion, and your well-wishes.  By God's grace, Ellen will recover. We ask you to join us in prayer for Sarah Piccolo and her family.  We pray that she may be treated with respect and with mercy, and that our community will also support her family.  The love of God can conquer all things. Thank you for all that you have done for us.  At this time, we ask that you respect the privacy of our family as Ellen recovers.  

--The Kopetzky family.

 

Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini is also a Pius parent.

He started his weekly press conference with a few kind words, "Hopefully things get resolved and everybody ends up okay through that situation," says Pelini.

 

Police are still looking for 16–year–old Sarah Piccolo.

Officials say she could be driving a gray 1992 Buick Park Avenue with Nebraska license plate TJM–557.

They don't believe she's armed.

KLKN-TV did contact Sarah Piccolo's father, he didn't want to comment.

 

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