POLICE were called to Ross High School this morning following an incident involving a pupil.

An East Lothian Council spokesperson said: “Staff in neighbouring classrooms were advised to close their doors while team members responded to a pupil who was displaying distressed and challenging behaviour.

"Police were called and attended to provide appropriate advice.

"No staff or students were hurt.”

Following speculation on social media that the incident had been to do with coronavirus, the school sent out an email to parents which said: "We are aware of comments online within the school community that Ross High School is currently in lockdown due to coronavirus.

"I would like to confirm that there are no cases of coronavirus in the school, which remains open as normal.

"We would like to reassure our pupils, parents and carers that Ross High, as with all other East Lothian schools, is following national guidelines around coronavirus. We are also working closely with East Lothian Council and following their advice and NHS Inform and Public Health Scotland guidance."