4 Charges Filed Against Columbine Attack Suspect


Salon Staff
February 18, 2012 4:09AM (UTC)

GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — 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 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.

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Jefferson County district attorney spokeswoman Pam Russell says a magistrate judge 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 spokeswoman Jacki Kelley says investigators have completed interviews and collected surveillance video from the school.


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