Two school pupils have been taken to hospital after feeling unwell while 'using a vape', as police begin to investigate the incident. 

Emergency services were called to Excelsior Academy in Newcastle at about 1pm on Monday (April 15), following reports that two teenagers at the school were feeling unwell. 

Two ambulances were sent to the school, on Denton Road, and the pair were taken to hospital.

Following the incident, Northumbria Police have confirmed they are investigating the incident, and that the teenagers have been checked over at the hospital and have been discharged.

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At this stage, police believe that the two teenagers fell ill after using a vape.

A spokesperson for Northumbria Police said: "We can confirm we received a report on Monday, April 15, from the ambulance service that they were responding to two people becoming unwell. The pair were taken to hospital to be checked over and have since been discharged. It is believed they became unwell after using a vape."

The North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) said they received a call about two people unwell at Excelsior Academy in Newcastle shortly after 1pm on Monday. A spokesperson said: "We dispatched two ambulance crews and two patients were taken to hospital."