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Girl charged after Columbine hammer attack

2012-02-18 13:03

Golden - A judge has ordered a psychological evaluation for a 14-year-old girl suspected in a hammer attack that injured two students at Columbine High School.

The attack on Monday was the first assault with a weapon at the Colorado high school since the 1999 shootings that left 12 students, a teacher and the gunmen dead.

Jefferson County district attorney spokeswoman Pam Russell says a magistrate judge on Friday granted $7 500 bail and ordered the evaluation as a condition of release.

Prosecutors have charged the girl, whose name is being withheld because she's a minor, with two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of menacing.

The injured 15-year-old girl and 16-year-old boy are recovering.

Jefferson County sheriff's spokesperson Jacki Kelley says investigators have completed interviews and collected surveillance video from the school.

Comments
  • Shirley - 2012-02-18 13:16

    Sounds like they should look closer at drugs. The violence in teenagers around the world is very worrysome,most seems to stem from drug and cult related behaviour. Hopefully she will not be allowed back into the school.

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-02-18 14:53

    guess there will be a new rule now... "no hammers allowed at school"

      alansmartSnr - 2012-02-18 19:04

      Maybe their school anthem was from the old song we all know "If I had a hammer..":-)

  • Shane Ross Vink - 2012-02-19 04:21

    you have to ask what did the other kids do or are they going to claim it was another singer

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