Active shooter at North Carolina high school, police on scene

Sergio Conner
November 9, 2018

James Rowell said the crews are still searching the building as a precaution, but they have not found any evidence of an active shooter. He said the call said buses are being staged at Lowe's Food across from the schools.

Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina are responding to reports of an active shooter at Topsail High School about 20 miles north of Wilmington. The earlier report of shots fired provoked a massive response by law enforcement and caused the school district to reroute buses and put schools on lockdown.

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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.

Pender County schools posted on Twitter that all campuses on the eastern side of the county are on lockdown.

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

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

Pender County Sheriff's Department could not give details of the shooting on Friday morning but a spokesman told it was an active scene.

Authorities were alerted around 6:30 a.m., according to ABC11, The News & Observer's media partner.

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