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(Greensboro News & Record)   Report of active shooter at school. This is not a repeat from too many times this year (update: false alarm)   (greensboro.com) divider line
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2018-11-09 08:13:48 AM  
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2018-11-09 08:15:24 AM  
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2018-11-09 08:15:40 AM  
We are getting this daily now.   This is getting really old.
 
2018-11-09 08:15:58 AM  
We are failing.
 
2018-11-09 08:16:17 AM  
What a shiat hole.
 
2018-11-09 08:16:28 AM  
Probably a good guy making society more polite. Gun enthusiasts are like that.
 
2018-11-09 08:16:28 AM  
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2018-11-09 08:16:50 AM  

apotheosis27: We are failing.


We are being failed. Intentionally.
 
2018-11-09 08:16:57 AM  
One would think that being at peak thoughts and prayers these shootings would have slowed down by now.
 
2018-11-09 08:17:02 AM  
Sigh.
 
2018-11-09 08:17:59 AM  

Glendale: One would think that being at peak thoughts and prayers these shootings would have slowed down by now.


Thoughts and prayers can not fail, they can only be failed.
 
2018-11-09 08:18:27 AM  
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Well, we're shocked, and stunned...
 
Xai [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2018-11-09 08:19:04 AM  
Where are all the republicans telling us if we had yet more guns it would make us all safer?
 
2018-11-09 08:19:44 AM  
My high schoolers don't even hear about these in the zeitgeist anymore. The once in a while that they do it's met with a shoulder shrug. Where the hell did we go wrong and how do we steer this ship back in order?
/voted all Democratic
/writes Congress after every school shooting about stricter gun laws, but being in cobalt blue Maryland am preaching to the choir
 
2018-11-09 08:20:05 AM  
I'm going to try something different, since the status quo doesn't seem to be working.

Sending prayers and thoughts.
 
2018-11-09 08:20:19 AM  
451: Unavailable due to legal reasons

These GDPR errors usually bug me. But I'm also happy that mass shootings are not often available in here due to legal reaasons
 
2018-11-09 08:20:24 AM  
Thoughts and prayers...for the guns.
 
2018-11-09 08:20:28 AM  
This time in before the whar gun free zone, will somebody concentrate on the real problem of "mental illness"/video games/price of tea in China/anything but the guns crowd.
 
2018-11-09 08:20:40 AM  
Again? Really?

Remember when a mass shooting would be news for weeks. Seems we've already forgotten yesterday's.
 
2018-11-09 08:20:51 AM  
Reset the stopwatch.
 
2018-11-09 08:20:54 AM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: apotheosis27: We are failing.

We are being failed. Intentionally.


Remember, gun companies are people too and their money means more to them, politicians, and small dicked Republicans than your children's lives.
 
2018-11-09 08:21:10 AM  
Dear gun fetishists... THIS is how you will lose your 2nd amendment rights.
 
2018-11-09 08:21:16 AM  

Xai: Where are all the republicans telling us if we had yet more guns it would make us all safer?


"If we simply turned over all education to Southern Baptism, this would no longer happen."
 
2018-11-09 08:21:25 AM  
But, are the guns ok?

jfc I can't stand america anymore.
 
2018-11-09 08:21:26 AM  
Our kids go to school here. Its a malfunctioning water heater per the local word, NOT an active shooter
 
2018-11-09 08:21:42 AM  

Jaws_Victim: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: apotheosis27: We are failing.

We are being failed. Intentionally.

Remember, gun companies are people too and their money means more to them, politicians, and small dicked Republicans than your children's lives.


Corporations are people, my friend.
 
2018-11-09 08:21:49 AM  
** Shrugs **
 
2018-11-09 08:22:23 AM  
Pretty soon Fark will start emailing out newsflash alerts on days when there is NOT some active shooter in play.
 
2018-11-09 08:22:25 AM  

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2018-11-09 08:22:48 AM  

Weatherkiss: Glendale: One would think that being at peak thoughts and prayers these shootings would have slowed down by now.

Thoughts and prayers can not fail, they can only be failed.


One party is on an unbroken winning streak in failing thoughts, at least. Also the purpose of prayer as guidance as opposed to a get out of doing something card.
 
2018-11-09 08:23:05 AM  
Oh look, it's another day that ends in "y".
 
2018-11-09 08:24:41 AM  
Cited article is fully updated, appears to be malfunctioning equipment.

http://www.wect.com/2018/11/09/law-en​f​orcement-responding-calls-active-shoot​er-topsail-high/

Worst Timeline: Someone uses the mistaken report as cover.
 
2018-11-09 08:25:07 AM  
http://www.wect.com/2018/11/09/law-en​f​orcement-responding-calls-active-shoot​er-topsail-high/

Brown said there is a piece of equipment at the school that has been malfunctioning in recent days and it sounds like gunfire when it makes noise. This has been going on for several days and is being investigated as a source. Regardless, officials are taking the situation very seriously to ensure everyone's safety.
 
2018-11-09 08:25:12 AM  

Limp_Bisquick: Our kids go to school here. Its a malfunctioning water heater per the local word, NOT an active shooter



Any articles you can quote, I can't see the Original as I'm in the EU.
(also watching some over reactionary types either backpedal like crazy or start whipping out the 'WELL IT COULD HAVE' card amuses me)

And if you're right, it's good to know that no one was hurt (This is proactive back pedaling)
 
2018-11-09 08:25:16 AM  

Rudolph The Raindear: 451: Unavailable due to legal reasonsThese GDPR errors usually bug me. But I'm also happy that mass shootings are not often available in here due to legal reaasons


I got it too. DAMMMMMMMMIT. Sometimes I just want to read an article.
 
2018-11-09 08:26:25 AM  
malfunctioning equipment... sounded like a gun.
 
2018-11-09 08:26:28 AM  
I can't wait for the dipshiats to show up this morning and explain how this is an unavoidable tragedy because cars are deadly too, or something.
 
2018-11-09 08:26:34 AM  

Pugdaddyk: Rudolph The Raindear: 451: Unavailable due to legal reasonsThese GDPR errors usually bug me. But I'm also happy that mass shootings are not often available in here due to legal reaasons

I got it too. DAMMMMMMMMIT. Sometimes I just want to read an article.


This is Fark we don't read TFA
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2018-11-09 08:26:36 AM  

Rudolph The Raindear: 451: Unavailable due to legal reasons
These GDPR errors usually bug me. But I'm also happy that mass shootings are not often available in here due to legal reaasons


Pugdaddyk: Rudolph The Raindear: 451: Unavailable due to legal reasonsThese GDPR errors usually bug me. But I'm also happy that mass shootings are not often available in here due to legal reaasons

I got it too. DAMMMMMMMMIT. Sometimes I just want to read an article.



TFA:
HAMPSTEAD, N.C. - 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 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.
Pender Schools tweeted about 7:50 a.m. that buses for South Topsail, North Topsail and Surf City Schools are being routed to their respective school campuses, where students will remain on lockdown on their bus. Parents were told not to drive their children to school. All schools are on lockdown.
Topsail High School is located near the coast in Hampstead, about 20 miles north of Wilmington. It has around 1,300 students enrolled.
In May, an 18-year-old student was found in the school's parking lot with a large knife strapped to his leg and three other knives. A 16-year-old boy who authorities say armed himself with a semi-automatic rifle after hearing about that potential attack also was arrested.
 
2018-11-09 08:26:36 AM  
Equipment malfunction.  Move along
 
2018-11-09 08:27:51 AM  
make local government guard the schools effectively. No excuses. Or replace them.
 
2018-11-09 08:28:22 AM  
Thoughts and prayers...for the heater.


and Omaryon
 
2018-11-09 08:28:29 AM  
Putin and the Russians have made it abundantly clear the want to sow discord and disrupt America as much as possible. I doubt that funding the NRA is a coincidence.
 
2018-11-09 08:29:19 AM  

Limp_Bisquick: Our kids go to school here. Its a malfunctioning water heater per the local word, NOT an active shooter


I thought an active shooter at 630am, before many are even present, was odd when I first saw the time on the article.  Hopefully all is well.
 
2018-11-09 08:29:53 AM  
The elementary, middle, and high school are all on one big campus together. We have kids in all three. I was walking down the younger two to the bus stop when we found out what was going on so we promptly turned around and headed home.

Mad-Hamlet: Limp_Bisquick: Our kids go to school here. Its a malfunctioning water heater per the local word, NOT an active shooter


Any articles you can quote, I can't see the Original as I'm in the EU.
(also watching some over reactionary types either backpedal like crazy or start whipping out the 'WELL IT COULD HAVE' card amuses me)

And if you're right, it's good to know that no one was hurt (This is proactive back pedaling)



As of 8 a.m., Commissioner George Brown said he's not aware a shooter has been identified.
Brown said there is a piece of equipment at the school that has been malfunctioning in recent days and it sounds like gunfire when it makes noise. This has been going on for several days and is being investigated as a source. Regardless, officials are taking the situation very seriously to ensure everyone's safety.
Pender County Emergency Director Tom Collins said he also believed a malfunctioning water heater caused a gunfire noise and that the sheriff's office is expected to hold a news conference soon.
"I was sure it was not gunfire over an hour ago," said Commissioner David Williams, who is also the assistant coach for the varsity football team. "I also coach football there. Lately (during practice), we've been hearing a piece of mechanical equipment go 'bam bam bam.' It made us the first time we heard it turn around."
 
2018-11-09 08:29:55 AM  
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Nothing to see here...
 
2018-11-09 08:29:57 AM  
Malfunctioning water heaters must be banned.
 
2018-11-09 08:30:28 AM  

twobux: Equipment malfunction.  Move along


Phew.

Everyone save your panic for the eventual actual shooting thread that will appear later today.
 
2018-11-09 08:31:08 AM  
Armed water heater?
 
2018-11-09 08:32:19 AM  
UPDATE: FALSE ALARM
 
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