Scots high school evacuated amid ongoing incident as two people treated at scene

A Scots high school has been evacuated and two people have been treated by medics at the scene of an ongoing incident.

Emergency services were called to Dunbar Grammar School in East Lothian shortly after lunchtime on June 24. It is understood pupils in S4-S6 have been sent home while younger pupils remain outside on a football field.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) is said to be leading the operation, assisted by Police Scotland and East Lothian Council. An ambulance was also called to provide medical attention to two people.

Dozens of parents reportedly became concerned after finding out about the incident on social media or through their children.

An East Lothian Council spokesperson said: “Dunbar Grammar School has been evacuated as a precaution following an incident. All are safe and currently waiting on the field outside the school. The situation is currently being assessed by the fire service.”

A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service 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 spokesperson for Police Scotland added: “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.”

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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