Student brings unloaded gun to Metea Valley High School

Updated 5/2/2016 3:49 PM

A student brought an unloaded gun in his backpack to Metea Valley High School in Aurora, but no one was threatened or hurt, authorities said Monday.

The student did not have any bullets for the handgun, Principal Darrell Echols said in a message to Metea parents.


School officials found out about the handgun from students who reported a rumor about a student bringing a gun to school. Staff members contacted Aurora police, who investigated and found "one student did have an unloaded handgun in his backpack," Echols' message said.

The school is taking disciplinary action against the student and authorities said police continue to investigate.

"Please discuss with your child the importance of making good decisions to keep our school safe," Echols told parents in his message.

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