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.

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.

Shooting reported at North Carolina's Topsail High School deemed false

A county official says reports of an active shooter at a school in North Carolina turned out to be malfunctioning water heater. News reports quote Pender County emergency management director Tom Collins as saying that noise from the water heater was taken for the sound of gunfire.

'Faulty equipment' blamed for active shooter reports at Topsail High

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

Police responded to reports of an active shooter at a North Carolina high school — only to find noise from faulty machinery

Police responded to reports of a shooting at Topsail High School in Hampstead, North Carolina, early Friday morning after noise caused by faulty machinery sounded like gunshots.

TOPSAIL HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING: 'Faulty mechanical equipment' blamed for active shooter report at Topsail HS

Authorities are responding to reports of an active shooter at a North Carolina high school Friday morning, WECT reported.

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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.

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

Armed police stormed a high school in North Carolina after noises made by a malfunctioning heater were mistaken for an active shooter.. 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.

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...

Heater malfunction mistaken for gunfire at high school

A county official says reports of an active shooter at a school in North Carolina on Friday turned out to be malfunctioning water heater.

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.