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Fri Nov 9, 2018, 07:41 AM

Topsail High School 'active shooter': Police respond to reports in North Carolina

Source: The Independent

Police are responding to reports of an “active shooter” at a school in North Carolina.

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.

Captain James Rowell told WECT the school remained an “active scene” but that there were no reported injuries as of 7am local time (midday GMT.)

Police were called at 6.30am.

Read more: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/topsail-high-school-active-shooter-north-carolina-hampstead-police-pender-county-a8625786.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1541765998



Short article, little more at link, will be updated.

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Reply Topsail High School 'active shooter': Police respond to reports in North Carolina (Original post)
PunkinPi Friday OP
BumRushDaShow Friday #1
muriel_volestrangler Friday #2
PunkinPi Friday #3
tclambert Friday #5
justhanginon Friday #4

Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 08:09 AM

1. That area got walloped by Hurricane Florence

and the school had been a shelter during the storm. I can imagine the stress still going on in that area.

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Fri Nov 9, 2018, 08:21 AM

2. Might just be malfunctioning heating equipment

Law enforcement authorities in Pender County were called to Topsail High School in Pender County on a report of an active shooter on campus but there are reports that it could have been a piece of malfunctioning heating and ventilation equipment that made a sound similar to gunfire.
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But WECT News reported that there may have been some students on campus when the incident was reported around 7 a.m.
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WECT TV reported that a local commission said no active shooter has been identified.

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. The equipment sounds similar to gunfire when it is not working properly.

https://www.wral.com/law-enforcement-officers-called-to-topsail-high-school-for-active-shooter-report-says/17981565/

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 08:26 AM

3. Thanks for the update, sad we live in a country where gun shots are the immediate reaction. nt

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 11:37 AM

5. I'm sure Republicans legislators will offer their thoughts and prayers anyway.

'Cause that's what they call doing absolutely nothing.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2018, 09:40 AM

4. I still remember an incident at my grandmother's house years ago.

My uncle had just returned fron active duty in WWII and a car went by the house and backfired loudly. That fast, he hit the floor. I would imagine those sounds stay with you for a long, long time.
In the tenor of the times, (thanks in no small part to the NRA and its members) I think we are all very much on edge at anything that sounds even remotely like a gunshot. With the abject cowardice by our congress towards any gun control whatsoever I am not sure how soon it can change.

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