AUSTIN (KXAN) — A gun was found inside an unattended bag at John B. Connally High School Friday afternoon.

According to a police report, the bag was found in the hall near the gym during a volleyball tournament at the high school.

School staff found the bag and, according to the report, were looking inside to identify the owner when they found a loaded Ruger LCP .380 caliber pistol.

According to the affidavit, Robert Allen Brown, 46, was identified as the owner and taken into custody.

Brown was charged with having a weapon in a prohibited place, a third-degree felony.

Connally Principal Paula Gamble sent a letter to families Monday about the incident, writing “no threats were made against students or staff.”

Robert Allen Brown Photo: Austin Police Department
Robert Allen Brown Photo: Austin Police Department

“We take weapons on our campus very seriously. Anyone found with a weapon, adult or student will face the maximum criminal charges and disciplinary measures,” the letter reads.

An attorney for Brown wasn’t available at the time of publication.