Loaded gun taken to school by Delta middle school student, other students say

Police confiscated handgun; no one injured

DELTA, Colo. - Delta police say they confiscated a loaded handgun after students at a middle school reported that another student brought the gun to school.

Authorities say no one was threatened or injured during the Thursday incident.

Delta School District officials said that students and their parents told administrators at Delta Middle School about the gun, and administrators contacted police, according to the Montrose Daily Press.

Police say the gun wasn't on school property when it was turned over to officers. It's not clear whether the student gave the gun directly to police or through an adult intermediary.

"Thank goodness our administration and teachers did exactly what our procedures are, making sure everyone is safe," Kurt Clay, assistant superintendent for the Delta school district, told the newspaper. "Every scenario is different. In this particular case, there was no threat or harm being threatened, but we did have a firearm that was (allegedly) brought to school."

The student was taken into protective custody and the gun owner was issued a summons on a child-abuse charge. Police told the newspaper that the child was cooperative.

Police say they're not identifying the gun owner to protect the student's identity. They didn't say whether the owner and student are related.