East Lothian high school evacuated as 'hazardous spillage' leaves two people treated at scene

Dunbar Grammar School in East Lothian was evacuated on Monday afternoon after a "potentially hazardous spillage".

Scottish Fire and Rescue, police and Scottish Ambulance Service workers were all spotted outside the high school at around 2.15pm on Monday, June 24.

The fire service was alerted at 12.37pm of the spillage and mobilised four appliances. The Scottish Ambulance Service confirmed two people were treated at the scene.

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The high school was evacuated as a precaution and Edinburgh Live understands pupils in s4-s6 were sent home while younger pupils remained outside on a football field.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 12.37pm on Monday, 24 June to reports of a spillage of potentially hazardous material at Dunbar Grammar School, Dunbar.

"Four fire appliances were mobilised to the scene.

"The school was evacuated as a precaution when the call to the operations team was received, and no casualties were reported.

"Emergency service crews worked to ensure the area was safe before leaving.”

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The Scottish Ambulance Service added: "A spokesperson for SAS said: "We received a call at 1240 hours today to attend an incident at Dunbar Grammar School and treated and discharged two patients at the scene.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Following an earlier evacuation as a precaution, the Dunbar Grammar School building has reopened.

"Pupils in S4-6 were sent home to ease congestion but other pupils and staff have returned to the building. We are grateful to the emergency services for attending. Everyone is safe. We are currently working to establish the circumstances which led to the evacuation.”