BREAKING: Active Shooter Scare at North Carolina High School Blamed on Water Heater

Police responded Friday morning to reports of an active shooter at Topsail High School in eastern North Carolina, but officials later determined a faulty water heater was to blame, according to local reports. “There’s no active shooter,” said Pender County Emergency Management Director Tom Collins. “It’s a malfunctioning water heater.”

The county school system notified parents of a reported active shooter in a tweet. Authorities were alerted around 6:30 a.m., according to The News & Observer. School buses headed for the school were being diverted to a nearby Lowe’s grocery parking lot.

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