Two people were treated in hospital after an "assault" by a pupil at a Northumberland school.

One teacher and one fellow pupil from King Edward VI High School, in Morpeth, were treated on Thursday for injuries which, police say, were caused by a student at the school.

The school's leadership said the incident was dealt with "calmly and quickly", and that the teacher is now recovering at home.

A Northumbria Police spokesperson said: "At about 2.40pm on Thursday police received a report that a teacher and a student had been assaulted by another student at King Edward VI High School, Morpeth.

"The teacher and pupil were both taken to hospital to receive treatment for injuries sustained during the incident. They have both since been discharged from hospital.

"Police will be speaking to the victims, the parents of the children involved and the school to establish the circumstances around the alleged assaults.

"We understand this is a concerning incidents for pupils and parents but we will be working closely with everyone involved to get to the bottom of what's happened."

Head teacher Clare Savage added: "The matter was dealt with very calmly and quickly by an experienced team of staff.

"The student is back in school today and the member of staff is now recovering at home."