Judge orders psych evaluation for 17-year-old charged in Pius X attack

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Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:00 am

LINCOLN — A judge ordered a psychological evaluation Tuesday to determine if a Lincoln teen is competent to stand trial on charges that she wielded a knife and hammer on another student at Pius X High School.

An attorney for Sarah Piccolo, 17, also has filed notice that she may raise an insanity defense for the apparent random attack last year of a female student. The Oct. 7 assault left the 17-year-old victim injured and prompted a two-hour lockdown as police searched at Lincoln's only Catholic high school.

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