4 charges filed against Columbine attack suspect
February 18, 2012
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.
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.
The girl’s mother told KUSA-TV in Denver (http://on9news.tv/xIl3Po) that her daughter had been bullied. She said the girl told a school counselor she was going to find an object to defend herself against bullies but was told to go back to class. The mother says the girl has been expelled from school.
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Investigators have said they are reviewing the girl’s actions before the attack.