Reports of active shooter at North Carolina school turns out to be malfunctioning water heater

UPDATE (7:30 am): 

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



HAMPSTEAD, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities in North Carolina have responded to reports of an active shooter at a high school.

   Capt. James Rowell with the Pender County Sheriff's Office tells WECT-TV that the scene at Topsail High School remains active, and there were no immediate reports of injuries Friday.

   Reports of an active shooter came in around 6:30 a.m. No other details have been released.

   Topsail High School is located near the coast in Hampstead, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) north of Wilmington.