Heater malfunction mistaken for gunfire at N.C. high school

Heater malfunction mistaken for gunfire at N.C. high school

Many buses were still on their routes at the time of the reported incident.

The Topsail High School campus is shut down, with all access roads barricaded by law enforcement.

An active shooter was reported at a North Carolina high school, but the school stated that it's a false alarm.

County official says reports of active shooter at school in North Carolina turn out to be malfunctioning water heater.

Earlier this morning, a parent told WWAY he received a call from the school district this morning that all schools on the eastern side of the county are on lockdown.

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Students were evacuated without any injuries and buses already on the way to school were diverted to a safe location. Staff members of those schools were asked to report to the same place.

It shares a campus with a middle school and an elementary school. Authorities said he claimed to have brought the gun to school because he planned to stop a rumored school shooter.

The county school system notified parents of a reported active shooter in a tweet. According to its website, school begins at 8:30 a.m.

Topsail High School is located in Hampstead, located 20 miles north from Wilmington. It has around 1,300 students enrolled.

In May, an 18-year-old student was found in the school's parking lot with a large knife strapped to his leg and three other knives.

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