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Man with gun at Summit High was a hunter

Julie Sutor
summit daily news
Vail, CO Colorado

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

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