POLICE have charged a boy and a girl, both 13, in connection with yesterday's incident at Dunfermline High School.

The school notified parents that some youngsters "may have taken tablets outwith school grounds during lunch time."

Four pupils were taken to hospital and six others were treated by paramedics at the scene.

Dunfermline Police have now posted this morning (Saturday) that they have charged two teenagers, aged 13, in connection to the incident.

They said on Twitter: "We can confirm that a boy and a girl, both aged 13, have been charged in connection with an incident at a school in Dunfermline on 18th January 2019.

"A report will be submitted to the Children's Reporter in due course."

Fife Council have said that the four pupils were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure and were last night in a stable condition.

A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 1.23pm to attend an incident at Dunfermline High School.

"We dispatched five ambulance crews, a special operations unit and a rapid response vehicle – we treated six patients at the scene and transported four to Victoria Hospital, in Kirkcaldy.”

The school said: "After lunch time today, we were made aware that some of our pupils may have taken tablets outwith school grounds during lunch time.

"We called emergency services immediately and have worked tirelessly with them to try and support pupils who may have been affected. Our first priority has been to check the identified names and contact their parents/carers.

"We have, in conjunction with police and paramedics, also held two quick assemblies with S2 and S3 to ask for any more possible names and to inform that we would be contacting parents/carers immediately.

"We would urge you to speak to your child to ensure that they have not taken any tablets from anybody and to take medical advice if you think they have.

"Thank you for your continued support."

Fife Council stated that a "small number" of pupils became unwell and received medical care before some were taken to hospital.

Head of education and children's services Phil Black commented: “We are managing an incident at Dunfermline High school. A small number of pupils became unwell towards the end of lunchtime. All have received medical treatment and some have gone to hospital.

"Parents have been informed and all necessary steps have been taken to ensure the safety of all pupils.

Police and ambulance crews raced to Dunfermline High School after reports of concern for the health of a number of pupils.

Eyewitnesses reported around five police cars and half a dozen ambulances were present at the school earlier in the afternoon.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Police in Fife were called to a high school in Dunfermline at around 1.30pm on Friday 18 January following a report of concern for the health of a number of pupils who had consumed a tablet.

"The Scottish Ambulance Service attended and provided treatment to those affected."