- Associated Press - Thursday, June 12, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A girl accused of stabbing a fellow student at Lincoln Pius X High School has reached a plea deal with prosecutors.

The 17-year-old will enter a plea in August, but attorneys for both sides aren’t giving specifics about the agreement. The girl faces felony charges of assault and use of a weapon for the Oct. 7 attack that prompted a two-hour school lockdown.

A trial had been scheduled for July, after a judge ruled that the girl was competent to stand trial. Police say the girl attacked 17-year-old Ellen Kopetzky in a school bathroom with a hunting knife and a claw hammer, and then fled to Kansas, where she surrendered the next day. Kopetzky survived the attack.

The Associated Press generally doesn’t identify juveniles accused of crimes.



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