Hammer In Columbine Attack Likely Found At School



Salon Staff
February 14, 2012 11:18PM (UTC)

DENVER (AP) — Investigators say a 14-year-old girl charged with attacking two students with a hammer at Columbine High School probably found the hammer on the suburban Denver campus.

Monday's attack was the first assault with a weapon at the school since the 1999 shootings that left 12 students, a teacher and the two teen gunmen dead.

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The girl is being held at a juvenile jail on suspicion of second-degree assault and felony menacing. A hearing is scheduled Tuesday.

The victims were taken to a hospital and released.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Jacki Kelley says investigators haven't ruled out the possibility that the hammer was brought into the school but it doesn't appear it was.

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Kelley says investigators are determining a motive, but it won't be made public because it's a juvenile case.


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