2 Mead High School students expelled for possessing and transferring gun and ammo on school grounds

WELD COUNTY, Colo. - Two students at Mead High School have been expelled and are facing charges after they brought a firearm and ammunition on school grounds to give one other, the Weld County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.

The teens have not been identified because of their age.

Their actions were discovered on Saturday, when one of the teen's parents contacted the Weld County Sheriff's Office when they discovered their child was in possession of a firearm that did not belong to them, the sheriff's office said.

Deputies were able to determine that one teen brought the firearm and ammunition to school and provided it to the other.

"Although both teens were in possession of the firearm for portions of the day, the initial investigation shows no credible coordination or collaboration on the part of either teen to act out any type of violent behavior on school grounds," Weld County Sheriff John Cooke said in a news release.

Both teen have been removed from the school and appropriate law enforcement actions have been taken to ensure the continued safety of the students and staff at Mead High School, the sheriff said.