DELTA, Colo. (AP) - Police in Delta confiscated a handgun after students reported it was taken to a middle school while it was loaded.
Authorities say no one was threatened or injured during the Thursday incident.
Delta School District officials tell the Montrose Daily Press that students reported the gun was taken to school by another student.
Police say the gun wasn't on school property when it was turned over to officers. It's not clear whether the student gave the gun directly to police or through an adult intermediary.
The student was taken into protective custody and the the gun owner was issued a summons on a child-abuse charge.
Police say they're not identifying the gun owner to protect the student's identity. They didn't say whether the owner and student student are related.
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