Sep 22, 2022

33-year-old jailed for stabbing student in Kan. school parking lot

Posted Sep 22, 2022 9:00 PM

FORD COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating the motive for a stabbing outside Dodge City High School and have made an arrest.

Just after 8a.m. Thursday, police responded to the report of the stabbing of a high school student reported to the School Resource Officer, according to a media release.

At approximately 7:45a.m., the student victim parked his car in the school parking lot and was approached by the suspect.

An altercation ensued leaving the student with a stab wound to the hand. The suspect, later identified as a 33-year-old Dodge City resident, left school grounds in his vehicle. Officers were able to identify the suspect's vehicle and track it to an address in the 2200 block of Hart Avenue.

The suspect at first refused to come to the door. He later came to the door after his father arrived. Police arrested him on requested charges of aggravated battery.

The victim was treated by school personnel and later at the hospital, according to police.  Police released no additional details.