Faulty equipment linked to report of active shooter at NC high school

Topsail High School

Pender County schools spokeswoman Miranda Ferguson said in an email that Topsail Elementary and Middle are opening for staff and staff at Topsail High School will be informed soon about opening.

Buses already on route to South Topsail Elementary, North Topsail Elementary, and Surf City Schools will deliver students to those schools, which are lockdown.

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

Police are responding to reports of an active shooter at Topsail High School in North Carolina Friday morning, according to local media.

"Law enforcement responded immediately and it has been determined there is no shooter and no weapon", Pender County schools said via its Twitter account.

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When deputies arrived, they heard the sound of gunshots.

Parents and students are gathering in the parking lot of a Lowes Foods. Authorities said he claimed to have brought the gun to school because he planned to stop a rumored school shooter.

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

Topsail High School is about 105 miles southeast of Raleigh.

Our sister station WECT reports the Pender County Sheriff's Office received a call regarding an active shooter around 6:30 a.m. Friday. All other schools have returned to normal operations.

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