A physical education teacher at a Clarksville middle school discovered an empty BB gun in the gym on Tuesday.
The BB gun was located on bleachers inside the gym at Kenwood Middle School.
Officials said the school's resource officer and administration was immediately notified. It was quickly determined the BB gun did not contain any pellets.
“The mission of Kenwood Middle School is to provide a positive, safe learning environment where students are prepared for future growth,” Principal Evelyn Martinez said.
She added, “We take this entire matter very seriously, and we will continue to be vigilant in our efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of all our students.”
Phone calls were made notifying parents of the incident.