By: Jenn Schanz
A tense and shocking week for all of those close to 16–year–old Pius student, Sarah Piccolo.
Police say she randomly attacked fellow student, Ellen Kopetzky in a Pius bathroom with a hammer and a knife, leaving her with cuts to her hands and face and blunt force trauma to her head.
Students were shocked.
"I've never seen anything like this or experienced this before."
"It was a mixture of scared and confusion; we didn't know what we were doing."
"It was very surreal because you really wouldn't think something like this would happen," were just a few things they had to say following the incident.
Kopetzky is recovering, but police say after the attack, Piccolo drove to Kansas.
They say she was found south of Topeka Tuesday morning, and brought back to Lincoln Thursday night.
Despite being only sixteen, Piccolo will be charged as adult. She faces felony assault and use of a weapon to commit a felony
By Friday afternoon, Piccolo was before a judge.
The prosecution asked for bail to be set at 50 thousand dollars, saying her release poses a danger to herself and the public.
Instead, the judge set a personal recognizance bond, allowing her to get out of jail, with no money up front, just a promise she'd appear in court.
Piccolo could be released after finalizing some paper work.
The judge did say however, she must stay away from Koptezsky and Pius. Piccolo's lawyer DeAnn Stover didn't want to talk...
"We're just not going to make any comments at this time," she said.
If convicted, Piccolo will face jail time, anywhere from one to fifty years.
Her next court date is set for October 31st at 3 p.m.