A Denver mother who says her daughter was being bullied at Lake Middle School has been formally charged for menacing students with a gun.
Monica Avila, 34, was charged Tuesday with four counts of menacing and one count of possession of a weapon on school grounds, both felonies.
According to the Denver District Attorney's Office, Avila confronted four girls aged 13 and 14 in the middle school's parking lot last Thursday -- one day before the Sandy Hook shooting -- and began arguing with them about bullying. She allegedly showed the girls a black semi-automatic handgun and said "Look what I have."
Avila remains in custody with a $50,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court Thursday to be formally advised of her charges.