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Principal: Student brought weapon to high school Friday, was never used

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Posted at 8:41 AM, Oct 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-16 10:43:32-04

DENVER — In a letter sent home to parents, the principal of a local high school said she wanted parents to be aware that a student had brought a weapon to school last week.

On Friday, staff at Montbello Career and Technical High School received a report that one of the students may have had a firearm on campus, according to a letter from Principal Karen Powell sent home to parents of Montbello Career and Technical High School students. The report came in late in the day Friday and was investigated Monday.

Denver police at the Denver Public Schools Department of Safety officers were called in to investigate early Monday. They searched the student’s car and found a weapon. It is unknown why it was brought to school.

No threats were ever made, and all students and staff were, and are, safe, according to the letter.

“In order to maintain a safe environment, it is critical that students feel comfortable reporting to the appropriate adults if they see a weapon on our campus,” it reads.

Powell said she wanted to remind students that it is never OK to bring weapons of any kind, real or fake, onto school property.