According to the Clay County Sheriff's Office, a loaded gun was found near campus property at Shadowlawn Elementary School back on May 26.
According to deputies, the school custodian discovered the loaded black 9mm pistol in front of the school on County Road 218. Deputies say the principal brought the weapon to a deputy wrapped in a blanket.
Deputies examined the weapon and observed multiple scratches on the weapon and holster indicative of falling, dropping or being thrown onto the concrete.
The school issued a statement, saying that deputies were able to identify the owner and returned the firearm. The school also told First Coast News that parents were not notified because they didn't consider it a threat. They said the gun was found after school and no kids were not on campus at the time it was found.
First Coast News will update this developing story.