Washington college placed on lockdown after reports of shots fired

DES MOINES, Wash. (AP) — Fire officials in Washington state say they know of no people with injuries following reports of possible shots fired at a community college south of Seattle.

Police armed with heavy weaponry swarmed Highline College in the city of Des Moines Friday morning after the reports of shots. Students were told to shelter in place as police searched the campus.

About an hour after the initial report, the South King Fire agency tweeted it knew of “no known” victims.

KCPQ FOX 13 reported that Public Information Officer Capt. Kyle Ohashi said there was no evidence of a shooting or any victims at the school and they treat every report seriously.

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Police say they are trying to determine whether shots were fired.

The school is located about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Seattle in Des Moines, Washington. It has about 17,000 students.

SWAT team officers carrying guns were seen on video walking around one of the school’s parking lots.


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