No gunshots fired at North Carolina high school

09 November, 2018, 18:10 | Author: Carlos George
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Pender County Schools said in a statement, "There has been a reported active shooter situation at Topsail high School".

It is not known if there are students on the premises; Topsail High School's homeroom bell is at 8:20 a.m., the call was placed around 6:30 a.m.

The sheriff's spokesman said law enforcement officers were still searching the campus as a precaution but preliminary reports indicate that it was faulty equipment.

Captain James Rowell told WECT the school remained an "active scene" but that there were no reported injuries as of 7am local time.

The commissioner, identified as George Brown, said the noise that sounded like gunfire may have been a piece of equipment at the school that has been malfunctioning in recent days. Parents should not bring students to these schools, according to Miranda Ferguson, Pender County schools spokesperson.

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A parent told WWAY the school district announced that all schools on the eastern side of Pender County are on lockdown.

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

Students were evacuated without any injuries and buses already on the way to school were diverted to a safe location.

It shares a campus with a middle school and an elementary school.

Topsail High School is about 105 miles southeast of Raleigh.

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