Man in Summit High gun incident comes forward |

Man in Summit High gun incident comes forward

SUMMIT COUNTY – A man who allegedly loaded a rifle inside his vehicle in a Summit High School parking lot Tuesday afternoon came forward to local authorities late Tuesday night.

Officials determined there was never a safety issue for students or faculty. Information released thus far indicates the man, a Park County resident and avid hunter, was picking up his daughter after school.

Two other Summit High School students witnessed the gun in the man’s truck, and one of them reported the sighting to his parents, who then called authorities. The matter prompted Summit School District to lock down several schools following the report.

The Park County resident, whose name is being withheld pending further investigation, came forward after his daughter heard about the events from friends.

The District Attorney’s Office is reviewing the incident and expects to reach a decision today on whether to file charges.

Knowingly bringing a firearm onto school property in Colorado is a felony, but there are many exceptions to that law.


Julie Sutor can be reached at (970) 668-4630 or

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

As a Summit Daily News reader, you make our work possible.

Now more than ever, your financial support is critical to help us keep our communities informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having on our residents and businesses. Every contribution, no matter the size, will make a difference.

Your donation will be used exclusively to support quality, local journalism.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User