AUSTIN (KXAN) — A 17-year-old Vandegrift High School student was taken into custody after being found with a gun at school on Monday.
Travis County Constable Precinct 2 said the boy was arrested by a school resource officer for bringing a gun into a prohibited place, a third degree felony.
A pair of classmates reported to school administrators that the student had a gun, an arrest affidavit said.
The student denied bringing a gun to school when questioned by an assistant principal, but a search of the teen revealed a handgun located in his shoe.
In a letter to parents, Principal Charlie Little said the handgun was not loaded and it was unclear whether the weapon was ‘functionally viable.’
Little added there was never a threat to any students or staff and that a full investigation is underway.
“The safety of our staff and students is always our highest priority,” Little said in the letter.
Because of the active investigation, authorities and Leander Independent School District officials said they could not go into further detail about where or how the gun was found.