Delta Middle School stepmother speaks out after son makes gun threat

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT)-- The mom of a local student who police say made a gun threat is speaking out. She says there are not enough mental health resources in Delta County.

Police say a student made a threat on Thursday, Oct. 11 to bring a gun to Delta Middle School.

The stepmother of that student says the boy has been struggling with mental and emotional health for a few years. But, she thinks Delta County lacks mental health resources for kids.

Since Thursday’s incident the boy has been suspended from school.

The mom says he was being bullied, and he pretended to make a call about bringing a gun to school. He is now undergoing a threat assessment which will determine how long he will be suspended or if more action needs to be taken.

Police did do a search of the home, and they did not find any weapons.

District officials say everything is back to normal and students are safe.

"Cory he's not a threat, he made a horrible, horrible, statement. And it's something that in this day and age you cannot make a statement even out of anger, it's going to be taken to a whole different level,” says Stepmother of Delta Middle School Student Ctina Whetstone.

The mom says she has since taken away all of the boys devices.

He is currently in a program at Hilltop in Montrose. She will not be sending him back to Delta Middle School.