A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm after an incident at a Southampton school.

Police say a teenage girl was assaulted at Regent's Park Community College and was taken to hospital with injuries to her neck.

People living near Regents Park Community College (RPCC) reported seeing police cars and an ambulance at the site.

A police spokesman said: "We were called at 10.50am [on Friday] with reports of an assault at Regent’s Park Community College.

"A teenage girl sustained injuries to her neck during this incident and has been taken to hospital for treatment.

"A 14-year-old boy from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and remains in custody at this time.

"Officers have been making enquiries at the school and will be working closely with school staff."

Police are not saying how the girl was assaulted.

The spokesman said: "We are unable to provide further details at this time while our enquiries remain in the very early stages."

A statement on the college's website says: "There was a serious incident on site earlier today.

"RPCC is working in close liaison with the police who are conducting further investigations.

"At all times the safety and wellbeing of students has been a priority and they have been visited by the senior leadership team during the course of the day to keep them informed and to check on their wellbeing.

"We are saddened that a member of our school community has been hurt.

"If anyone has any further information or concerns then they can speak to the police or a member of the school's senior leadership team."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting crime reference number 44190326555.