Three people, including two students, were seriously injured in the incident which took place in the early hours of this morning (Friday, June 9) at a building in the grounds of Blundell’s School.
A 16-year-old boy from Tiverton is being held in police custody after being arrested on suspicion on causing grieving bodily harm with intent.
Devon and Cornwall Police have confirmed that all those involved are linked to the school and they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the assault.
Alison Hernandez, Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, is now liaising with Victim Support, which delivers victim services for the commissioner, to be on hand at the school to provide specialist support for anyone who needs it.
She said: “Incidents of this nature are always shocking, but when they take place in a school setting they are particularly distressing and my thoughts are with everyone involved.
“As commissioner of victim services I am working with our strategic delivery partner Victim Support to be at the school to support anyone who witnessed or has been affected by these events which will no doubt have a lasting effect on the school community and their families.
“I would urge anyone who feels they need support to contact Victim Support on 08 08 16 89 111 or visit https://www.victimsupport.org.uk/ - help is available 24 hours a day. You can also access support and information at https://victimcare-dc.org/.”