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More police at Lexington High after last night's off campus stabbing

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Police investigate the crime scene approximately 3.6 miles from Lexington High School. Police investigate the crime scene approximately 3.6 miles from Lexington High School.
LEXINGTON, SC (WIS) -

There is a larger than normal police presence at Lexington High School following last night's fatal stabbing after the Dutch Fork vs. Lexington boy's basketball game.

The increased law enforcement presence comes hours after an argument at Monday night's basketball game continued near Cook Out in downtown Lexington. That fight ended when 17-year-old DaVon Capers, a Dutch Fork High School football player, was stabbed.

Capers was transported to an area hospital where he died.

In a letter to students, staff and parents, Lexington High School principal Melissa Rawl says everything is progressing normally at the school but as a precaution, there are more police on campus.

"We are asking students not to pass along rumors they are hearing but, rather, to report those
rumors to a school administrator or the School Resource Officer Lonnie McElwain," wrote Rawl. "We are working closely with Town of Lexington Police officials."

"Remember, too, that the district has a Tip Line (803-821-1232) where you can anonymously
report concerns. There is also another one run by the Crime Stoppers program, which also
takes reports of school crime. That telephone number 1-888-274-6372."

"Our primary concern is always the health and safety of our students, and we are doing
everything to make this as normal a day as possible," concluded Rawl.

School counselors and psychologists are available to students and staff, Rawl said.

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