The hearing Wednesday could decide if a Bucks County teenager accused of trying to rape a classmate at knife point inside a school restroom remains charged as an adult.
Kodi Michael Hendricks, 15, faces adult charges of attempted murder, assault and related charges.
Hendricks chased his 15-year-old Pennridge High School classmate a knife, inside the school along N 5th Street in Perkasie, Pennsylvania on Oct. 17, according to an affidavit of probable cause.
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The alleged attack occurred before first period, according to police.
Once he caught up to his classmate, Hendricks dragged her down the hallway, forced her into a boy’s restroom and put the knife to her throat in an attempt to get her clothes off and rape her, said Pennridge Regional Police.
Hendricks never intended to stab the girl, and only used the knife to intimidate her into a rape, according to the affidavit.
A male Pennridge teacher heard screaming coming from the restroom and intervened to stop the attack.
The armed student came out of a stall waving the knife at the teacher and telling him he would he cut the teacher if the teacher didn't back off, police said.
Hendricks then dropped the knife and put his hand behind his back, said police.
No one was injured and the building was quickly secured, according to a message posted to the school’s website.
Medics checked out the 10th-grade victim as a precaution.
Hendricks, who lives in Sellersville with his grandmother, has remained jailed after being unable to post 10 percent of $100,000 bail.
His attorney has fought to get Hendricks case heard in juvenile court.