Students Brought Gun To School, Planned To Sell It


One female and two male students were taken to a detention facility Friday, after police found a gun on campus at Sabin Middle School. Police say one had planned to sell the gun and two helped to hide it.

Spokesperson Devra Ashby says Sabin Middle School administrators were alerted by an anonymous parent that the gun had been brought on campus. Staff searched the locker, found the weapon, and waited for an officer.

CSPD reports that the School Resource Officer from Mitchell High School went to Sabin and put the weapon into evidence. It was unloaded.

Police add that their investigation has revealed a student had brought the weapon to school to sell it. That student, along with two others involved in hiding the weapon, was charged with unlawfully carrying a weapon, unlawful possession of weapon on school grounds, illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile, and interference with staff faculty or student or educational institutions.

Ashby says the district has a "no tolerance" weapons policy, and suspended the students immediately. The students were all taken to Spring Creek Detention Facility and could each face possible criminal charges.

The three students will also have to meet with D-11's office of student discipline to find out how the school will handle their cases. Expulsion is on the table.

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  • by christina Location: colorado springs on May 4, 2012 at 09:32 PM
    i used to go to that school, and it deffinetly wasnt the best school, and i think i know who did it cause they always used to threaten me, and im just glad i moved schools now i go to holmes middle school heading to coronado and life has been better since
  • by girl that was there Location: Colorado springs on Apr 29, 2012 at 05:20 PM
    For one all of you got the story messed up even the news she didn't bring the gun to school she was just holding it . One guy brought it an the other guy was going to buy it so all of you need to get your facts straight!
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      by christina on May 4, 2012 at 09:43 PM in reply to girl that was there
      i might know you if your in 8th i went there in 7th i changed schools
  • by A Sabin Student on Apr 18, 2012 at 07:12 PM
    I believe that many parents are appauled by the behavioral acts of students these days but look at all the violence students are by daily. It isnt the parents fault that ther student did something wrong. Parents cant always be there every day so I can understand why the parents were surprised. I also wonder where the student obtained the gun. It also wasnt right that the students never learned until after school. No schoowide lockdown or anything. Im appauked by that but at the same time believe Sabin middle School is safe. Im around the students everyday and they are all really good at heart, they just want to feel needed or respected. I guess that means bringing a gun... :?
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      by used to be on May 4, 2012 at 09:40 PM in reply to A Sabin Student
      i might know you if your in 8th grade i went there to in 7th now i go to holmes i moved schools
  • by Sabin Student on Apr 18, 2012 at 07:06 PM
    I Believe there is nothing wrong at Sabin. I Feel safe everyday and I know its not the parent, its the student and peer pressure.
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      by used to be on May 4, 2012 at 09:41 PM in reply to Sabin Student
      i might know you too..... if your in 8th i went in 7th moved schools
  • by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2012 at 06:18 AM
    Stuff like this makes me want to home school. Parents aren't parenting anymore, they're are raising jerks.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2012 at 04:13 PM
    I don't know, I go to Sabin and it seems pretty safe.
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      by christina on May 4, 2012 at 09:35 PM in reply to
      no its not! trust me if you go to another school you'll see the diffrence i was the same way
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      by christina on May 4, 2012 at 09:41 PM in reply to
      no its not! trust me if you go to another school you'll see the diffrence i was the same way
  • by Tom Location: hill on Apr 14, 2012 at 12:30 PM
    These kids are required by compulsory attendance "laws"(C.R.S. 22-33-104, C.R.S. 22-33-107, C.R.S. 22-33-108) to attend public schools or submit an alternative plan (home school or other school). Refusal to comply can result in detention of the child at a juvenile detention center and detention of the parents "in the county jail until the order (to attend) is complied with," and mom and dad can be fined up 25.00 a day for non-compliance (C.S.R 22-33-108, sections 7 and 8). So these kids are required, under the threat of theft, force and forcible detainment to be at school. It is unlikely that the kids in this situation were protesting or standing against this contemporary form of slavery, but it does seems like a gun in a student’s hands, operating under the universal premise that the only acceptable aggression is defensive aggression, is one step closer to an effective defiance of these modern slavery ‘laws,’ or aggressions of state. There were no lives in danger. The only thing that was compromised was the one-sided ‘authority’ of our gun run schools.
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      by Anonymous on Apr 15, 2012 at 06:07 AM in reply to Tom
      What an ignorant comment.
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        by Tom on Apr 15, 2012 at 08:25 PM in reply to
        I am just pointing our the hypocrisy in the situation, a stink made because kids dealt with guns in a building that kids are forced to be at with guns. I would call the point uncomfortable but not ignorant, please explain.
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      by Sabin Student on Apr 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM in reply to Tom
      Okay i have been at Sabin for three years. The school is honestly safe. There is no one to blame but the students that brought it. It was their decion and know they are facing the price for what they did.
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        by christina on May 4, 2012 at 09:44 PM in reply to Sabin Student
        i might know you i switched schools at the end of the year in 7th im in 8th
  • by JoJo Location: Colorado on Apr 14, 2012 at 12:28 PM
    I think until you know the truth people should keep their mouths closed.What makes them a gang member cause there was a gun involved or because of their race,
  • by SendThem2Prison Location: Civilization on Apr 14, 2012 at 11:37 AM
    Let's rid the streets of this scum before someone gets hurt by their criminal hands.
  • by Juan on Apr 14, 2012 at 09:08 AM
    Only guns with permits or go to jail. If you can't pass a background check you don't need one!
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      by Anonymous on Apr 14, 2012 at 12:35 PM in reply to Juan
      Did you permit the permit granters? I did not, and their definition of non permit worthy individuals includes some lists with zero accountability to any due process. Terror list, medical marijuana card holders, folks with anti-government common sense to name a few. I don't trust thieves with important things like telling me I can own private property. No permit, know freedom.
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