From Devon & Cornwall Police:

Police were called at around 1am on Friday 9 June to a building on the site of Blundell’s School in Tiverton following reports of a serious assault.

It was reported that three people, including two students, had been assaulted and had sustained multiple serious injuries. They were taken to hospital for treatment. “Two teenage boys, who both sustained serious injuries, remain in hospital at this time. One of the boys is in a critical condition and the other is in a stable condition.”

“An adult male, who is a member of staff at the school and sustained serious injuries, has now been discharged from hospital.”

A 16-year-old boy from Tiverton has been arrested on suspicion of three counts of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He remains in police custody at this time.

Superintendent Antony Hart, Local Policing Commander said: “This is a very traumatic incident for those involved and the wider school community and we will continue to work closely with the school, providing support to those involved.

“At this time it is understood that all parties involved are linked to the school. I am keen to reassure the community that there is no wider risk, and we are not seeking anyone else in relation to this matter.

Superintendent Hart added: “We are still establishing what happened in the early hours of this morning and an extensive investigation continues.

“Our investigation is being assisted by experts who are assessing the injuries sustained and how they were caused. While we can confirm some weapons were located at the scene, it would not be appropriate to speculate on how these may have been involved while our enquiries continue.

“Our priority is to fully investigate this incident and support the victims, their families and the school community. Our thoughts remain with the injured boys, man and their loved-ones.”