Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Suspicious incident near Central High School

UPDATE: One juvenile was transported to the Department of Youth Services on an unrelated warrant. Charges related to today's incident are pending further investigation.

MESA COUNTY, Colo - At approximately 12:40 this afternoon deputies responded to a report of someone seeing two juveniles in a truck unloading what appeared to be a gun at Long Family Memorial Park. The witness reported the truck then drove into Central High School’s adjacent parking lot.

School Resource Officers on campus at Central High School immediately responded as did nearby deputies, Grand Junction Police officers, Colorado State Patrol troopers and District 51 Security. Central High School was also immediately put into shelter in place. It has since been lifted.

The truck was quickly located nearby on Hoover Ct. Deputies conducted a traffic stop and two juveniles were detained. It was determined the weapon seen was in fact a replica weapon.

This situation is still under investigation.

It’s important to point out the person who called 911 to report seeing a weapon did the right thing. We strongly encourage anyone who sees something suspicious or out of place to call 911. Thankfully no one was hurt in this situation and all students are safe.