Faulty water heater to blame for active shooter situation at Topsail High School - WWAY TV

A school in North Carolina went into lockdown Friday morning due to reports of an active shooter. However, officials say they've found "no evidence" that any shots were fired.

No active shooter at Topsail High School in NC, reports say | Belleville News-Democrat Active shooter scare at NC high school blamed on faulty water heater, officials say

Law enforcement responded Friday morning to reports of an active shooter at Topsail High School in Pender County North Carolina. But the false alarm turned out to be caused by a water heater, officials say.

Officials: Malfunctioning water heater may have led to active shooter calls

Law enforcement is responding to reports of an active shooter at a high school north of Wilmington.

Armed police storm US high school after 'malfunctioning heater that sounded like gunfire' mistaken for active shooter

Police responding to reports of an “active shooter” at a school in North Carolina believe the noise of a malfunctioning heater was mistaken for gunfire. Pender County Sheriff’s Office told The Independent they had sent officers to investigate “reports of an active shooter” at Topsail High School in the town of Hampstead early on Friday morning.

'Faulty mechanical equipment' blamed for active shooter reports at NC high school

Investigators have found no evidence of shots fired at Topsail High School, according to Pender County Sheriff's Office.

Active shooter reported at Topsail high school in Pender County

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office said they have not found any evidence of an active shooter at Topsail High School, according to CBS affiliate WWAY.

Shooter report at Topsail High School in North Carolina related to unit malfunction, officials say

Authorities responded to reports of an active shooter at a North Carolina high school Friday morning...

No active shooter at Topsail High School

Emergency director: Sounds were from a malfunctioning water heater

American school 'active shooter' report 'may be malfunctioning equipment'

Police are responding to reports of an “active shooter” at a school in North Carolina, America, which officials have suggested may have been caused by malfunctioning equipment.

No active shooter at Topsail High School in NC, reports say | Charlotte Observer Active shooter scare at NC high school blamed on faulty water heater, officials say

Law enforcement responded Friday morning to reports of an active shooter at Topsail High School in Pender County North Carolina. But the false alarm turned out to be caused by a water heater, officials say.

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