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 at a car.

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

A resident claimed that his windows had been shot at by a school pupil carrying a pellet gun.

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

Officers are continuing enquiries and say the alleged 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 statement from Renfrewshire & Inverclyde Police Division added: "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."

A Renfrewshire Council spokesperson said: "Following earlier social media reports of an alleged incident at St Benedict's High in Linwood, we would reassure parents and the local community that the police have confirmed there was no incident at the school.

"The school was contacted this morning by someone claiming that some of his windows had been damaged by airgun pellets fired by a young person in school uniform.

"Staff contacted the police as they would on any such alleged incident. The police are continuing to carry out enquiries.

"We would stress there is no ongoing incident at the school."