BREAKING: Possible Active Shooter Situation at Topsail High School in North Carolina
UPDATE: WECT 6 news is now reporting that a piece of malfunctioning equipment at the school, making loud noises, may have been mistaken for gunfire. This may have been the cause of the active shooter alert.
Early this morning, an active shooter situation was reported at Topsail High School in North Carolina. Police responded to calls at 6:30 AM, and officers are on the scene. The call was made prior to classes beginning. As of approximately 7:03 this morning, no injuries have been reported, according to Sheriff Captain James Rowell.
The high school, located in Hampstead, North Carolina (Pender County) has an approximate enrollment of 1400 students.
According to Justin Quesinberry of ABC45TV, entrances to the school have been blocked by investigators as they look into the reports of the shooter.
US 17, just south of the school campus that includes the Topsail Middle School, Elementary School and High School had been closed near Vista Lane for authorities, according to a traffic reporter from Spectrum News in North Carolina.
This reportedly is the second potential school shooting threat at Topsail High School in less than 7 months.
We will update this article as more information comes in.