District reacts to stabbing of Dutch Fork Student

Lexington Police investigate stabbing death of student


Lexington Police Department

is investigating the stabbing death of a Dutch Fork High School student.

According to Lexington police spokesman Lt. Matt Davis, just before 10:00 p.m. on Monday, the department responded to the Cookout restaurant on West Main Street for a fight. When police arrived, they found that a young man, identified as Da'von M. Capers, had been stabbed. Lt. Davis, told WACH-Fox early Tuesday morning, that it was more of a "confrontation" than a fight. He also said that Capers was stabbed at least once in the chest area.

Lexington Police say that have a person of interest.

Lt. Young said that Capers was transported to Lexington Urgent Care by a friend, and then brought to Lexington Medical Center by an ambulance, where he died.

Dr. Stephen Hefner, Superintendent of Lexington School District Five, released a statement this morning regarding the incident. "The entire District Five family is saddened to learn the death of one of it's students, Da'Von Nathaniel-Capers." he statement read.

The Superintendent went on to say that the District's thoughts and condolences go out to the student's family as law enforcement continues their investigation.

Grief counselors will be available for students and staff needing assistance.

According to the

Dutch Fork Twitter account

, Capers was a student, going on to say â??DFHS is saddened by loss of one of our own students, Davon Capers. Hoping for peace & comfort for his family, friends, & school community."

DFHS is saddened by loss of one of our own students, Davon Capers. Hoping for peace & comfort for his family, friends, & school community.

â?? Dutch Fork High (@dutchforkhigh) February 18, 2014

Goes without saying that we are saddened beyond belief tonight at the passing of Davon Capers. Thoughts and prayers to everyone close to him

â?? DFHS Boys Basketball (@DutchForkBball) February 18, 2014

Students are asked to report rumors they are hearing to a school administrator or the School Resource Officer Lonnie McElwain. The district is working closely with Town of Lexington Police Officials. The district has a Tip Line (803) 821-1232. Another one that is run by CrimeStoppers that also takes report of school crime, is 1-888-274-6372.

This has been the first murder in the Town of Lexington since 1992.

The Lexington Police Department is asking anyone with information about the stabbing to contact them at 803-359-6260 or Crime Stoppers, at 1-888-CRIME SC.