Teen sentenced in a stabbing incident at IU’s Jacobs School of Music

BLOOMINGTON – The teen accused of stabbing a 13-year-old girl on the morning of July 12, 2019, who was attending a Strings Academy summer camp at IU’s Jacobs School of Music was sentenced Wednesday.

Mikey Ko

Dongwook “Mikey” Ko, was 17 when he lured the female victim from the practice room in the Music Annex building to the fourth floor of Merrill Hall, where he stabbed her with a knife and attempted to strangle her. An employee heard the girl’s screams and intervened. She suffered several wounds that required stitches.

Ko, 17, was arrested on charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery, kidnapping, and kidnapping armed with a deadly weapon and strangulation.

He plead guilty to criminal confinement while armed with a deadly weapon. He will serve eight years on home detention and two years on probation.

Ko is a citizen of South Korea but has lived in the United States for the past 8-9 years. His mother is in the country on a student visa at Indiana University.