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Active shooter reported at Topsail High School in North Carolina

09 November 2018, 08:40 | Darnell Patrick

Police Responding to Reports of Active Shooter at North Carolina High School

Active shooter at North Carolina high school, police on scene: reports

WECT TV reported that a local commission said no active shooter has been identified.

Ferguson said there was a report of an active shooter at Topsail High School on Friday morning after noises were heard coming from the top of the building.

Live footage shows numerous law enforcement agencies now at the school where the scene remains active.

Capt. James Rowell of the Pender County Sheriff's Office was quoted as saying in local reports that deputies swept the school but found no evidence that any shots had been fired.

However Commissioner George Brown told WECT there is a malfunctioning piece of equipment at the school that sounds like gunfire when it makes a noise.

According to KFox14 reporter Kelly Anne Beile, a call came in at 6:30 a.m. ET Friday morning of a report of an active shooter inside Topsail High School in Hampstead, North Carolina, located about 20 miles north of Wilmington, North Carolina.

He said the series of water heaters popping "sounded just like an AR-15 going off".

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Faulty equipment was blamed for an "active shooter" alert at an American high school.

All schools in eastern Pender County were placed on lockdown.

Parents are being told to pick up their students at the Lowes Foods and to bring proper identification.

All schools in the area were put on lock down and emergency protocols put in place.

Authorities in North Carolina have responded to reports of an active shooter at a high school.

According to the school website, school begins at 8:30 a.m.

There were no reports of injuries and students were not due to report to class until 8 a.m.



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