Boys accused of bringing guns, device to Skinner Middle School charged with felonies

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Skinner Middle School was placed on lockdown after two guns and a smoke device were brought on campus on Friday, April 10, 2015.

DENVER — The three boys arrested last week after two guns and a smoke device were brought to Skinner Middle School have been charged with felonies, the Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday.

Two of the boys, ages 14 and 12,  will be charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds, a Class 6 felony, and possession of a handgun by a juvenile, a Class 2 misdemeanor. The third boy, 12, will face an explosive hoax charge, a Class 5 felony.

All three will be charged as minors and remain in custody at a juvenile detention center pending their next court appearance.

The northwest Denver school (3435 W. 40th Ave.) was placed on lockdown Friday after the guns and device were found. No injuries were reported.

Denver police said Monday the three did not intend to harm anyone and Denver Public Schools said the three face mandatory expulsion from school.

Because the boys are juveniles, their identities have not been released.