Student arrested for bringing gun to Denver at-risk charter school

ACE Community Challenge School

ACE Community Challenge School

DENVER — A student was arrested Wednesday morning after a teacher saw a gun in a student’s pocket at an at-risk charter school, Denver Public Schools said.

It happened at ACE Community Challenge School at 948 Santa Fe Drive.

Denver Public Schools spokesman Will Jones said a teacher noticed something suspicious in a student’s pocket. The student handed over the gun and police were called.

There was no lockdown or lockout at the school because by the time the district’s Department of Safety was notified, the student was already in police custody and there was no threat, Jones said.

There were no injuries at the school, which serves high-risk students in the eighth, ninth and 10th grades. The student’s name, age and gender were not released.