Des Moines, WA – Highline College was locked down on Friday morning amidst reports of gunfire on the campus.
KIRO reported that all classrooms and offices went into lockdown at 9 a.m. on Feb. 16.
Highline College is located about 17 minutes south of Seattle in Des Moines, WA, according to KIRO.
The school has approximately 17,000 students, and was the first community college in King County.
The school took to social media to put out warnings for the student body and faculty.
At 9:18 a.m. Pacific, Highline College posted the following message on their Facebook page:
Remain in lockdown – This is not a drill
Police are responding and evacuating buildings. Remain in lockdown position. We will update you as further details become available. This is an unfolding situation.
The school has also been updating students via Twitter.
KIRO reported that the Renton Police Department was en route to the scene.
Authorities have shut down Pacific Highway South near the scene.
UPDATE: Police on the scene told KIRO that they haven’t found any victims, nor evidence of a shooting, thus far.
Officers were clearing the buildings one at a time as a precaution. The building remained in lockdown as a precaution while police investigated.
UPDATE: Police have given the all-clear. No evidence of shooting.
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