A Millard North High School student was arrested after school officials said he brought a knife to school and threatened another student.

Principal Brian Begley emailed parents about the incident Wednesday afternoon.

“A student brought a knife to school and said they were going to hurt another student,” Begley wrote. “We were made aware of the comments and worked with law enforcement to investigate. The student was arrested.”

According to a police report, a boy reported that another student had asked him to hide a knife he had brought to Millard North. When interviewed by police, the student with the knife said he had brought it to school to scare his friend. He said he did not intend to stab his friend and that the knife was in a sheath when he chased him around the commons area/lunchroom around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.

The boy, who is 14, said his friend made him mad on Tuesday by teasing him. "I had to let him know he can't mess with me," he told officers.

The boy was booked into the Douglas County Youth Center on suspicion of terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony.

Begley said that in addition to any action taken in the courts, the school will apply disciplinary consequences in accordance with the Millard Public Schools code of conduct.

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