Officers were called to Blundell’s School in Tiverton at around 1am on Friday (June 9).
Here they found three people with multiple serious injuries, who were taken to hospital for treatment.
These were later identified as two students and a staff member at the school.
Now a teenager, who cannot legally be named due to being under the age of 18, has been remanded to appear at Exeter Magistrates’ Court on Monday morning charged with the following offences:
– Two counts of attempted murder
– One count of grievous bodily harm with intent
Both boys remain in hospital at this time. One of the boys is described by police as being in a critical condition and the other boy remains in a stable, but serious, condition.
Their families are with them and are being supported by officers.
One man, who is a member of staff at the school, also sustained injuries and was discharged from hospital later on in the day on Friday.
Commander Superintendent Toby Davies said: “Our thoughts remain with the injured boys and their families in what must be a harrowing time for them. My officers are continuing to support them and the wider school community.
“We continue to fully investigate this incident and a scene guard remains in place at the school and is expected to remain there for the rest of the day.”
He went on to warn members of the public not to share information regarding the incident on social media – including any details about the teenager who has been charged.
Commander Superintendent Davies added: “In the meantime, we need to remind the public of the law surrounding this matter.
“Any suspect under the age of 18 is, by law, not allowed to be identified.
“These rules are not solely for media organisations to adhere to; they also apply to members of the public and include information posted via social media.
“This may be seen as interfering with a live investigation and an active criminal trial, and therefore could see those who do not adhere found in contempt of court.
“We therefore remind the public that it is vital that they do not speculate on the identity of either the victims or the suspect in this case.”
Blundell’s is a private boarding and day school that describes itself on its website as a co-educational independent school for pupils aged three to 18.