Malfunctioning water heater prompts active shooter report at N.C. school

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HAMPSTEAD, N.C. (AP) - 8:30 a.m.

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

7:30 a.m.

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

Capt. James Rowell with the Pender County Sheriff's Office tells WECT-TV that the scene at Topsail High School remains active, and there were no immediate reports of injuries Friday.

Reports of an active shooter came in around 6:30 a.m. No other details have been released.

Topsail High School is located near the coast in Hampstead, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Wilmington.

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Information from: WECT-TV, http://www.wect.com/

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