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Helena police investigating teen who pulled knife on another boy near school

The incident happened after school hours
Posted: 8:13 AM, Sep 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-06 13:42:07-04
Helena Police (MTN News file photo)

HELENA — Helena police are investigating after a 13-year-old boy allegedly pulled out a pocket knife against another boy.

The incident happened after school hours, at around 3:30 p.m Wednesday, across from Helena Middle School in the Lazy Green Park off Rodney Street.

Police say the other boy was able to get away and no one was injured.

Helena police say both boys left the area before police were alerted.

Authorities say they were able to identify the boy suspected of brandishing the knife. He has been charged with felony assault with a weapon and taken to the juvenile detention center in Great Falls.

Helena Middle School sent out a letter from Principal Cal Boyle to parents letting the know of the situation.

The letter says the incident was captured on video and has been shared on social media by some people.

Boyle says administrators are working with the students involved and their families, and that student safety is top priority.

We will update you if we get more details.