AN investigation is under way after reports that a school pupil discharged a BB gun in Linwood.

Police visited St Benedict's High School this morning amid fears a young man wearing a school uniform had fired pellets.

Officers received a call at 10.20am this morning after a youth was seen near the school with a suspected weapon.

The suspect is described as being a young man but it's not clear if he is a pupil at the school.

Police say there has been no disruption to classes or to the pupils.

Officers are continuing enquiries and say the incident is being dealt with at "lower risk level".

A police spokesperson said: "It is understood that a pupil who either attends the high school or a neighbouring school was holding an air gun type model.

"We are still trying to establish what has happened and clarifying details.

"There have been no injuries or further calls from the public reporting concerns."

A post on the Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Police facebook page says officers received an anonymous report that a window had been smashed as a result of the incident and "a school pupil, carrying a bb gun, was responsible".

It adds: "There have been no further reported incidents and officers have not located any damaged property. No-one has been injured and officers continue to carry out enquiries in the area to establish if any incident has occurred."

More to follow

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