Rutherford County school officials said a Middle Tennessee State University practicum student alerted the district that he is being treated for symptoms of meningitis.
According to district spokesman James Evans, the college student, whose identity was not released, worked with a group of students at Rockvale Middle School last Thursday.
He is said to have begun showing symptoms commonly associated with meningitis on Sunday.
Parents were notified of the potential case of meningitis on Tuesday afternoon.
Evans added the notification was sent as a precaution. It is not clear what type of meningitis the college student may have.
Parents who are concerned about their child's health is urged to have them checked out by a physician.
Anyone with questions regarding meningitis is urged to contact the health services department at 615-893-5812.