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Denver mother arrested, accused of bringing gun to daughter’s middle school

DENVER — A woman was charged and remained in jail Tuesday night after allegedly bringing a gun to a middle school and menacing several students with it.

Monica Avila, 34, is being held on $50,000 bond after police say she confronted several students in the parking lot of Lake Middle School last week. She’s accused of pulling out a handgun during the confrontation. 

Police arrested her near the school, which is located at 1820 N. Lowell Blvd.

A probable cause document says Avila drove to the school to contact a juvenile female about “bullying” her daughter, entered the school’s parking lot and confronted four 14 and 15 year olds.

The document also says Avila showed them a black semiautomatic handgun and said, “Look what I have.” The document says she then drove out of the parking lot and parked across the street where police found her and arrested her.

She’s charged with four counts of menacing and one count of possession of a weapon on school grounds, all of which are felonies.