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Man walking dog finds two semi-automatic handguns near Maria Carrillo High School

Two loaded semi-automatic handguns were found inside a cloth bag near Maria Carrillo High School in east Santa Rosa, a Sonoma County sheriff's official said Monday.

The bag was next to a fence at Rincon Valley Community Park bordering a baseball field, said sheriff's Lt. Steve Brown. The weapons were found Thursday afternoon by a resident walking his dog.

Brown said the resident took the bag and guns home and gave them to a neighbor, who is a sheriff's deputy.

One of the guns, a .40-caliber Glock, had been stolen from an owner in Cloverdale, said Brown. The other gun type wasn't released. Deputies were investigating its history.

Maria Carrillo is a large high school on the eastern border of Santa Rosa.

Brown said deputies have no information as to who left the guns or why.

Santa Rosa Police Sgt. John Snetsinger said that school resource officers have found no indication the weapons were connected to a student.

It wasn't clear Monday whether the guns were found on campus or in the neighboring park.

Maria Carrillo Principal Rand Van Dyke couldn't be reached Monday.


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