A 16-year-old Cheyenne boy was arrested Friday night after reportedly pulling a knife on a 14-year-old Cheyenne boy at a high school football game.

According to police spokeswoman Alex Farkas, School Resource Officer Hutchinson was notified around 7:30 p.m. that a male student was in possession of a knife at the South High School football stadium.

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"School administration advised that the male was in the area of the west entrance," Farkas said in a press release Wednesday afternoon.

"Hutchinson quickly identified the suspect, a 16-year-old from Cheyenne, who was brandishing the knife and appeared to be advancing toward another student," Farkas added.

Farkas says the 16-year-old was quickly apprehended and booked into the Laramie County Juvenile Detention Center for aggravated assault with a knife.

Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.

Farkas says upon further investigation, it was found that the 16-year-old previously sent threats to the 14-year-old over social media.

“Collaboration with our partners in education was critical to the swift resolution of this incident,” said Chief Mark Francisco.

“I want to commend the school’s administration for the fast notification and our SROs for the quick response to keep students safe," Francisco added.

"Please remember, if you see something, say something and report it to a school official or law enforcement," said Farkas.

Farkas says students, staff, and parents can also report information anonymously through the Safe2Tell hotline (1-844-996-7233) or online at safe2tellwy.org.

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