Sheriff: Reports of active shooter at Topsail High School in North Carolina

Law enforcement responding to calls of active shooter at Topsail High

Law enforcement responding to calls of active shooter at Topsail High

Students that were already on buses were transported to the Lowes Foods across from the school.

A report of an active shooter at Topsail High School sparked law enforcement response Friday morning.

"There was a report of an active shooter situation at Topsail High School this morning after noises were heard coming from the top of the building".

The commissioner, identified as George Brown, said the noise that sounded like gunfire may have been a piece of equipment at the school that has been malfunctioning in recent days.

A parent told WWAY the school district announced that all schools on the eastern side of Pender County are on lockdown.

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Reports of an active shooter came in around 6:30 a.m.

Two Topsail High School students were arrested in May after allegedly bringing weapons onto campus, including one student who went to school armed with a semi-automatic rifle.

Authorities in North Carolina have responded to reports of an active shooter at a high school.

WECT reported that officers and deputies from the Topsail Police Department, the Pender County Sheriff's Office and UNC-Wilmington were at the scene, and the school campus was sealed off.

According to the school website, school begins at 8:30 a.m.

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