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Sarah Piccolo's case to remain in District Court

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The assault case of a Lincoln Pius student will remain in Lancaster County District Court.  On Monday, Lancaster County District Court Judge Jeffre Cheuvront denied Sarah Piccolo's motion to have her case transferred to Juvenile Court.

Piccolo is charged with 1st Degree Assault, and Use of Deadly Weapon to Commit a Felony.  Prosecutors say she waited in a school bathroom armed with a knife and hammer.  They say she attacked student  Ellen Kopetzky, cutting her face and hitting her head with the hammer.

Last week, Piccolo's attorney argued her case should be transferred to Juvenile Court where it would be more appropriate because she is 16-years-old, and where she would be able receive rehabilitative treatment.

Prosecutors said the case should remain in district court because the attack was planned and her intent was to do harm.

Judge Cheuvront said: "...the court concludes that considering the nature of the offenses and Piccolo's mental status, there is, on balance, no basis to transfer the case and the defendant's motion should be denied."

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