Police are investigating reports that a man was seen carrying a weapon in the Levenmouth area early on Wednesday morning.
A call was received shortly before 8am suggesting that a person had been in possession of some sort of weapon in the Bawbee Bridge area, sparking a large scale police response.
A number of resources were deployed to the area, including the Air Support Unit, Dog Unit, Armed Response Vehicles, as well as local officers.
Levenmouth Academy even locked its doors for a brief period in response to social media reports.
However, despite extensive search activity and a number of members of the public spoken to, the man described has not been traced and no weapon has been found.
Levenmouth Academy headteacher Ronnie Ross informed all pupils and staff via tannoy that there was no ongoing incident at the school, and it was a case of business as usual.
“The school is entirely safe for staff and pupils to go about their normal business,” a post on Twitter to parents stressed.
The weapon has not been specified by police at this stage, although locals have speculated on social media it was some sort of firearm.
A Police Scotland spokesperson commented: “No further reports of a man with a weapon have been received, and no reports of any incidents involving a man with a weapon have been reported in the area.
“We thank the member of the public for their vigilance and officers will remain in the area as they work to establish to full circumstances surrounding this report.”
The man in question was described as being between 5ft 8in and 5ft 10in tall, of medium to heavy build, wearing camouflage clothing and carrying a black haversack.
Anyone who thinks they can help us identify the man should contact Police Scotland via 101 and quote incident number 0476 of February 20.
The police spokesperson added: “As always, the public are encouraged to remain vigilant and report any concerns to 101. Always dial 999 if you see a crime in progress.”