New Hanover County sheriff's deputies have arrested a suspect in a stabbing Friday night. The incident took place during a football game on the Ashley High School campus. Austin Buchanan said he though he was being pinched. The pinch 15-year-old Buchanan felt was actually from a knife. While the Ashley Screaming Eagles were playing West Brunswick on the football field Friday night, Buchanan was being attacked just about a quarter of a mile away. The fight broke out around 8:30 p.m. Buchanan said 17-year-old Gerome Boseman started bullying one of his friends, and he jumped in to help. “The kid was real small and I was just trying to stop it.” Buchanan was stabbed at least nine times. Investigators arrested Boseman, and charged him with assault with a deadly weapon. Garrett Buchanan is angry that something like this could happen to his son, and he said Ashley High School administrators let him down. “I figured I would hear from school teachers and administration, not for what we needed, but to check on him as a student.” Ashley High School principal James McAdams gave Newschannel 3 this statement: "I'm very concerned about the student. I don't want to see anyone get hurt. We are working with all law enforcement that's involved." Buchanan has a long recovery ahead. One of the stab wounds punctured a lung. He said if he's learned a lesson in all this, it's to walk away. “You never know when someone's got a weapon.” Boseman appeared in court Monday, and is in jail under a $30,000 bond.
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