Teens arrested for taking gun to CHS

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Two teens were arrested for taking a handgun to Central High School Friday.

According to a release issued by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office Monday, the two were arrested late on the evening of Jan. 29. Fifteen-year-old Connor Whaley was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school grounds and possession of a handgun by a juvenile.

Authorities haven’t released the identity of the second suspect but say he’s facing accessory to a class six felony and possession of a handgun by a juvenile charges.

Officials say the two didn’t make any threats and that no one was injured. According to the arrest affidavit, Whaley showed another a student the gun during a class at the end of the day who then contacted law enforcement. The two arrested teens had pooled their money to buy the gun which they told police they wanted to shoot in the desert.

The arrest affidavit shows the two tried to hide the gun and denied knowing anything about a gun but eventually fessed up. To read the full arrest affidavit, click the document link above.

The case is still active and the investigation is ongoing.


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