The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

October 7, 2013

Stabbing at Fort Dodge homecoming


The Clinton Herald

---- — FORT DODGE (AP) — An Iowa high school homecoming dance was interrupted this weekend when a 17-year-old boy was stabbed in the back.

The Fort Dodge Messenger reports police responded to the incident just before 11 p.m. Saturday and turned Ford Dodge High School’s dance into a crime scene.

The boy who was injured was flown to Des Moines for treatment, but his injuries weren’t considered life threatening.

Several witnesses helped police identify a 17-year-old suspect who had fled the dance before officers arrived. That boy was arrested quickly and taken to a juvenile detention facility.

Police did not immediately release either the name of the suspect or the victim because of their ages.