Police were called to an Aberdeen school after “worrying” reports of a male youth carrying a weapon.
The incident happened in one of the city schools on Tuesday with officers recovering the weapon, saying there was “no risk to the public”.
The youth has been reported to the Youth Justice Management Unit as a result.
A police spokeswoman said: “We received a report of a male youth carrying a weapon at a school in Aberdeen on Tuesday, November 24.
“The weapon was recovered and there was no risk to the public. The youth will be reported to the Youth Justice Management Unit.”
A spokesman for the council said they were “aware of an incident” on Tuesday at a school and “as police are investigating we cannot comment further”.
Aberdeen Central MSP Kevin Stewart said the incident was “worrying” for pupils and parents.
He added: “I’m aware that the police and the council are dealing with the incident and while the full details of this are not yet clear, this is clearly a very serious matter, which will be worrying for pupils and parents alike.
“I do hope that everything possible will be done to minimise the risk of such an incident happening again.”