The Mesa County District Attorney has come up with a unique punishment for a man who forced the lockdown of a local high school. The man carried a gun near campus about a month ago and now the district attorney wants him to apologize.
Grand Junction High School had a bit of a scare earlier this school year that caused the entire campus to go into lockdown. The man responsible is now being forced to say he's sorry and take a gun safety class instead of facing charges.
It was only about a week into school when students reported a man with a gun near the Grand Junction campus. The high school went in to lockdown.
"The district evaluates each situation individually and we work with local law enforcement to look at what the level and critical need is in that situation" explained Christy McGee, spokesperson for District 51.
Police arrived and arrested the man biking near the area and then released him.