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Bledsoe County Middle School students this morning had to walk through metal detectors and undergo a search after a gun threat was found written on a girls' bathroom wall on Tuesday.

Bledsoe County Director of Schools Jennifer Terry said this morning that the threat found at the end of the school day on Tuesday stated, "I plan on bringing a gun tomorrow."

Parents were sent an "All-Call" alert Tuesday night notifying them of the threat and security measures being taken as students arrived for school, Terry said.

"We definitely want to keep parents in the loop," she said.

School and Sheriff's Office officials don't believe it was a "credible threat," but they wanted to ensure everyone's safety just in case, Terry said.

"You never know in this day and time," she said.

Students entered the school in Pikeville through a metal detector and their book bags and backpacks were searched by law enforcement officers.

Nothing was found, officials said.

No one was named in the threat and, so far there are no suspects, Terry said.

"They will be dealt with accordingly when we find out who it was," she said.

Meanwhile, the Bledsoe County Sheriff's Department is investigating the threat.

Stay with the Chattanooga Times Free Press for more on this developing story.

Contact staff writer Ben Benton atbbenton@timesfreepress.com ortwitter.com/BenBenton orwww.facebook.com/ben.benton1 or 423-757-6569.

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