DENVER — A 34-year-old woman faces charges for allegedly showing students a gun during an argument with children at a Denver middle school
Monica Avila said her daughter was being bullied at Lake Middle School. Authorities say that during an argument Thursday and while inside her car Avila showed the students a semi-automatic handgun and said, “Look what I have.”
Students alerted adults and police later arrested Avila. The Denver District Attorney’s office formally charged Avila Tuesday with four counts of menacing and one count of possession of a weapon on school grounds.
She was being held on $50,000 bail. It’s unclear whether Avila has retained an attorney. A woman who answered the phone at a number listed for Avila said it was an incorrect number.