Suspicious incident near Central High School

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT) At approximately 12:40 Tuesday, December 3rd Mesa County deputies responded to a report of someone seeing two juveniles in a truck unloading what appeared to be a gun at Long Family Memorial Park.

The witness reported the truck then drove into Central High School’s adjacent parking lot.

School Resource Officers on campus at Central High School immediately responded as did nearby deputies, Grand Junction Police officers, Colorado State Patrol troopers and District 51 security.

Central High School was also immediately put into shelter in place.

The truck was quickly located nearby on Hoover Court.

Deputies conducted a traffic stop and two juveniles were detained. It was determined the weapon seen was in fact a replica weapon.

This situation is still under investigation.

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