RISING STAR, Texas (WKRC) - Police are investigating after a third-grader in Texas found a gun in his elementary school's bathroom.
It reportedly belongs to the school's superintendent, Robby Stuteville.
Stuteville openly carries the firearm at school, as does the principal, reports KTAB-TV.
He apparently said that he had forgotten the gun in the bathroom stall.
The student found it about 15 minutes later and notified a teacher, without touching the weapon.
Stuteville says he's proud of the student for how he handled the situation.
"There was never a danger other than the obvious," he said.
The school board is holding a series of meetings to discuss the matter.
Stuteville has apparently stopped bringing a firearm to school in the meantime.
“This is one of those examples of guns in schools.” he said. “Regardless of who takes responsibility, they are a considerable danger and one should school their child to be on the lookout for any unusual placement of a weapon or anything out of place.”
Police say they were alerted about the incident for the first time Wednesday, even though it happened in January.
Texas law states that it is illegal to carry a firearm on school grounds, unless the school has given written authorization.