Monica Avila, Colo. mom, accused of threatening Denver middle school students with gun

Monica Avila
CBS Denver

(CBS) DENVER - Monica Avila, a woman accused of bringing a gun to a Denver middle school last week and menacing several students, has been formally charged, CBS Denver reports.

Lynn Kimbrough, who works with the district attorney's office, said Avila, 34,  is charged with four counts of menacing and one count of possession of a weapon on school grounds, according to the station.

"The charges allege that Avila confronted several students in the parking lot of a Denver middle school last week and pulled out a handgun during the confrontation," Kimbrough said in a statement. "She was arrested nearby a short time later."

Avila is now being held on a $50,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, the station reports.