Man charged after being arrested outside Austin High School with loaded guns

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A man faces a felony charge after Austin ISD police found him behind the Austin High School campus with two guns Thursday, according to the arrest affidavit.

AISD police say a caller saw Kaleb Stevens, 19, outside the school behind the school. Police found Stevens near where the school band was practicing.

Police said Stevens told them he was looking for his keys. Officers found a bag on top of a car Stevens was seen going in and out of. A pistol was sticking out of the bag.

Officers also found a pistol inside Stevens’ pants while frisking him. Both weapons were loaded.

Stevens was arrested and charged with being in an area where weapons are prohibited, the affidavit said.

Austin ISD said the incident was contained to the area and did not impact school operations.

“I commend our staff member for reporting the incident,” Principal Melvin Bedford said in a note to parents. “I encourage all students to notify a trusted adult, campus leader, or police any time they feel unsafe, threatened, or concerned.”

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