D.A. Meeting With Parents On School Gun Incident

Parents of students at Fruita Middle School get their chance Monday to give their input on the punishment for the middle school students involved in a recent gun incident at the school. It happened last November and this week Mesa County District Attorney Pete Hautzinger is meeting with parents and students who were on the "hit list" to discuss possible actions.

Hautziner is holding at least 20 meetings with families. The District Attorney's office sent out a letter that let families involved in the incident know about the meetings. From there the families' can choose if they want to attend a group meeting or have an individual conference.

Hautzinger said the families have had mixed feelings on what action the D.A. should take. Once the meetings are complete, the D.A.'s office will come up with a recommendation. The D.A.'s office will then approach the defendant with a plea agreement and from there the decision is up to the defendants if they accept the agreements or not.

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