An emotional 16-year-old Sarah Piccolo appeared before a Lancaster County District Court judge Friday morning asking the court to transfer her case to juvenile court. Piccolo is accused of attacking another student in a Pius bathroom in October with a knife and hammer.
Piccolo has pleaded not guilty to first degree assault and use of a deadly weapon to commit a felony. Piccolo's attorney told the judge that this is a juvenile case and she should not be charged as an adult. However, prosecutors say Piccolo used a knife and intended to do harm.
Police say on October 7, Piccolo waited inside a bathroom and attacked Ellen Kopetzky cutting her face with a knife and hitting her head with a hammer. After the incident on October 7, Piccolo fled in a car to a Kansas motel. She was taken into custody there after she turned herself in. Since the incident, Kopetzky has recovered and returned to school.