False alarm at North Carolina high school -- reported 'gunshots' were actually noises from malfunctioning heater


by Raw Story

Raw Story— There was a reported active shooter situation at a North Carolina high school, although officials now say they believe it was a false alarm caused by a malfunctioning water heater that made a noise that sounded like a gunshot. Local news station WECT 6 reports that the Pender County Sheriff’s Department on Friday morning responded to reports of an active shooter at the Topsail High School in Pender County, North Carolina. However, after police investigated …

www.independent.co.uk—Armed police storm North Carolina high school over reports of active shooter that turns out to be 'malfunctioning heater that sounded like gunfire'. Armed officers pictured on roof after police surround school

www.theblaze.com—Malfunctioning water heater prompts active shooter scare at North Carolina high school. A malfunctioning water heater on the roof of a North Carolina high school led to a false active shooter report on Friday morning. What are…

WTOP—County official says reports of active shooter at school in North Carolina turn out to be malfunctioning water heater. HAMPSTEAD, N.C. (AP) — County official says reports of active shooter at school in North Carolina turn out to be malfunctioning water heater.