College locked down after reports of shots fired

Randolph Lopez
February 17, 2018

A college near Seattle locked down its campus for about two hours on Friday, prompting police to respond to reports of gunfire that turned out to be unfounded, according to the college and police.

"The emergency condition is over and law enforcement have given the all clear", the college said on its Facebook page. "All buildings need to remain in lockdown".

They immediately posted another message warning people to not come to campus and advising anyone already there to close their doors and windows.

A WASHINGTON university is on lockdown after unconfirmed reports of gunfire on campus. Police are responding to campus.

Police say they searched every building on campus but never found any victims or signs of a shooter.

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Highline College in Des Moines warned staff to "lock down all offices and classrooms", adding: "This is not a drill".

The lockdown was first ordered around 10 a.m. local time on Friday, and the all-clear was given around noon.

Family reunification is expected to take place at the parking lot of Lowes Home Improvement at 24050 Pacific Highway South.

Southbound lanes of Interstate 5 in that area were closed due to the police activity backing up traffic.

At 11:50 p.m., a Kent Police Department spokesperson said investigators had completed their sweep of the campus without uncovering any evidence of a shooting. We will update when more information becomes available. "I panicked after what happened (Wednesday)", he said, referring to the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 people.

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